Friday, January 2, 2009

Adam Means to SHOW Blood in the Face (hint - that means he was white) and English Comes from Hebrew

I received the following comment today regarding my blog entry, Adam Was White and it Does Matter. Click the label Adam below to read my entry.

Adam comes from the hebrew word ādāma what means soil or ground because he was created from soil by god. ādāma later became the root for the word 'adOm (red) because of the reddish color of middle east ground.Your derivation of the name adam employing his `rosy face´ is very far-fetched and shows how religious fanatics interprete the bible just as they like to certify their loony theories.And speaking about linguistic research... if you really think that all european tribes originally derive from the isreli people how comes every european language is part of the indo-germanic family of languages and has nothing to do with Hebrew or Aramaic or any other afro-asiatic language?

In my blog entry of December 28 I state that the meaning of Adam "to show blood in the face" (the ability to blush) certainly indicates that Adam, and the race which came forth from Adam were white. The writer implies that this is twisted logic from religious fanatics who "interprete the Bible just as they like to certify their loony theories." He also states that to make the claim that the word Adam means to show blood in the face is "far-fetched."

I assume the writer is not a Christian in as much as they chose not to capitalize the word Bible and also the phrase "religious fanatics."

Never-the-less I am sure they are sincere and seek knowledge and truth. But I stand by my statement. The Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible compiled by the highly respected scholar Dr. James Strong gives this for the meaning of Adam: "to show blood (in the face), flush or turn rosy."

You can verify this by obtaining a Strong's Concordance. Make sure it is not abridged as in some instances modern editors shorten the complete definition. For example the online Strong's Concordance found at gives only a shorten meaning stating the word Adam means red, redden, dyed red etc.

As to his comments about English and the indo-germanic languages I suggest you click here .

There may be a stronger connection to Hebrew then you imagine. The trouble is that people fail to understand how languages change over the years. It is not as simple as taking a modern English word, House and making an instant connection to Hebrew.

If you would read an English phrase from as little as 700 years ago you would claim that it is a foreign language and not English. For example: The following is from the Lannercost Chronicles which was a record of old England at the time of King Edward's war with Scotland.

'An Ciaradh m'fheasgair's mo beath air cliodh,
mo rosg air dunadh's a bhla gun chli.
Stiuir curs an iar leam gu eilean ciatach,
gu aignish sgamhach far an d' draich mi.

That certainly doesn't sound like English to me. But it is!

Here is the same quote in modern English.

When day is over and life is done
mine eyes have closed, and my strength is gone.
O Westwards take me and quietly lay me,
in Aignish graveyard beside the sea.

Don't forget to go to this link to read about the amazing connection of ancient Hebrew to the English (and other indo-germanic) languages.


Anonymous said...

This also might interest you, Pastor Robb. Of all modern European languages, Dutch is the one most closely related to English.

This is from my Dutch grammar-book:

"Learning Dutch is a fascinating experience, all the more so if you know German; but even if English is the only other language you know, you will find much in Dutch that will be familiar to you as the languages are historically quite closely related. Indeed, had the Normans never invaded England, the two languages might well have been mutually intelligible." -- Bruce Donaldson

This is because in very ancient times the two shared a common linguistic history and root.

My German friend, who also is equally fluent in English, read Dutch for the first time a few weeks ago when I sent her a Bible passage (probably translated around the time of the KJV) in that language. She said that it was very easy to read. So for anyone fluent in both English and German, that person should be able to read Dutch almost instantly. Though Dutch pronunciation is slightly different from German.

Anonymous said...

I'm English and I'm studying English Literature from around the time of Kind Edward... That's not English, it's Celtic or Welsh

English predominantly comes from latin, french, norsk, Dutch and German

Honestly... American rednecks.

Anonymous said...

I know you swear by the Bible and all that... but please don't tell me that you have ENTIRELY disregarded the scientific evidence that irrefutably asserts that man originated in the middle of Africa?

I'm not an African American trying to prove something, I just am confused that this has entirely gone over your head... I mean, obviously if you want to believe the Bible and your interpretation then do so, but bear in mind that the Bible was written less than 3000 years ago and civilization has been around for (as scientists can now prove from radioisotopes)... well, well over that.

Now I'm not one to refute the power of myths and stories but really.. do you think that the story of Adam and Eve accurately transcended over a million years?

I'm genuinely curious, so if you could post my comment and perhaps reply I would be very grateful

Thank you for your time

Anonymous said...

Anon Jan 20. Can any of your science disprove the existance of God?

Anonymous said...


Just saying hello while I read through the posts

hopefully this is just what im looking for looks like i have a lot to read.