(ad' uh muh) Place name and common noun meaning, “soil, farmland.” 1. The earth or cultivated ground from whose dust God formed mankind, forming the wordplay Adam from dust of ‘adamah. (Genesis 2:7). Compare
Genesis 2:19. Pottery was also made from the soil (Isaiah 45:9), as were altars (Exodus 20:24). The dead return to the earth (Psalms 146:4), but the soil also produces harvests (Deuteronomy 7:13;
Deuteronomy 11:7). 2. A city in Naphtali's territory (Joshua 19:36) near where the Jordan River joins the sea of Tiberias, perhaps modern Hagar ed-Damm.
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