Hebrew Word Study – ADAM

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Genesis 2:19

And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.


In Hebrew Adam is spelled (right to left)


Mem     Dalet     Aleph

Keep in mind that Hebrew is written and read from Right to Left.  In English we would spell Adam  –  Aleph  Dalet  Mem


Go back with me in time without any memory of the future and witness the drama in which Adam is fashioned from the damp, red earth. Our eyes would squint as we viewed a being clothed in light and radiant as the sun fashioning something not quite recognizable from the red clay. Unrecognizable because the lines and contours formed are blurred by the dazzling light of the Creators fashioning hand. Then, in a flash, the Creator clothed in light steps back from his creation and it is only then that we see the most perfect human form ever sculpted.

The form stands lifeless and serene for a moment or two and is viewed with obvious pleasure by the Master Potter. It is then that we are stunned by what happens next. The Creator steps forward to embraces the clay form and presses His mouth against the creature’s lifeless lips and exhales. Instantly the Creature comes to life in a blaze of reflective light.

Animated by the Kiss of Life, the creature bows to his knees and reaches out to touch the Creator’s extended hand. The two look at each other—the one pleased the other, finding himself in a state of utter bewilderment.

Is there a prophecy in the name of Adam?

All we need to do is look at the meaning of the name Adam based on the three pictures and the three numbers that are embedded in the three letters of Adam’s name to find the answer. In this article, we will look at the Picture meaning found embedded in the Hebrew name Adam.

Let’s take a look.

Pictorial Meaning of the letters in Adam



Aleph is pictured as an OX and has the meaning of
 The Strong Leader




Dalet is pictured as a Doorway and has the meaning of entering a
Doorway or a Path.



The picture language found in the first two letters (Aleph & Dalet) reveal that the STRONG LEADER is going to enter a DOORWAY and go down a PATH.  The question is……..What pathway will he enter?


In the primary Conventional Hebrew, the Letter MEM when found at the end of a Hebrew word signifies that the word is plural. Ending a Hebrew word with Mem is like adding an “S” to a word in English.

The Hebrew letter Mem as the last letter in Adam’s name discloses what is at the end of the PATH that Adam chooses.



Mem is pictures as WATERS.  Mem can mean the Waters of Life as pictured by as the gentle rain, a clear spring, running brook or a gently flowing stream.

Mem can also be pictured as the Waters of Chaos, Confusion and Destruction as pictured by a Roaring Sea or a Tsunami.


icon_mem_brook icon_mem_water
Life giving Waters Waters that cause


Will Adam Enter the Pathway that leads to Life, pictured as the clear running water as found in a spring a brook or a stream? 


Or will Adam Enter the Pathway that leads to Death, Pictured as a Flood, Deluge or Tsunami?

Which Pathway did Adam enter? 

The Answer can be found in Genesis 3:17

And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

Pictorial Translation of the letters in the name of Adam

The Tragic Prophecy found in the name of Adam is as follows:


2_aleph icon_aleph   Adam is the Strong Leader    2_dalet icon_dalet   That opens the

door that leads to  2_mem icon_mem_water  Chaos, Confusion and Death!


Adam is the Strong Leader that opens the door and enters the pathway that leads to Destruction!


Adam is the first man to make a life changing choice that tragically impacts us today. In Adam we are all sinners by birth, and because of Adam we daily prove that we are practical sinners. 

The consequences of Adam’s choice have reverberated down through the millennia and sent the tremors of doom and the ripples of wrath coursing through all the ages of mankind. 


Is there another “Adam” being pictured? 

God showed favor to the first Adam and his seed by providing a New Doorway that leads to the path of revival and restoration through the finished work of Yeshua Ha-Mashiach, the Last Adam.

1 Corinthians 15:22

For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.


Romans 5:19

For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord,


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  1. Tammy Mead says:

    I wanted to see the rest of the video of Adam, but I can’t get it to pop up?

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