ADAM = ΑΔΑΜ, is a Greek name.

ADAM = ΑΔΑΜ, is a Greek name.

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ADAM = ΑΔΑΜ, is a Greek name.

"On the sixth day,... I made man.... And there was no one like him upon the earth of all My creations. And I gave him the name ΑΔΑΜ from the four substances (four directions, four corners of the Earth): νατολὴ (the East), Δύσις (the West), ρκτος (the North), and Μεσημβρία (the South)."

Quote from The book of the secrets of Enoch (translated by W. R. Morfill). This book is thought to have been written in the first century BC.

A = Α = νατολὴ = Anatola = East
D = Δ = Δύσις = Dysis = West
A = Α = ρκτος = Arctos = North
M = Μ = Μεσημβρία = Mesembria = South
This acronym only makes sense in the Greek language and proves that, The book of the secrets of Enoch, was originally written in Greek, and that Adam was originally a Greek name.

ἀνατολή Literally, a rising (of the sun and stars), the East.
δύσις Literally, a sinking (of the sun and stars), the West.
ἄρκτος Literally, a bear. Also denotes the North.
μεσημβρία Literally, midday. From the position of the sun at midday, also denotes the South.

"He is the God who formed Adam, name of four letters, who was first created, and took the full meaning of his name from East and West and South and North; and He established the form and shape of mortals, and made the beasts, birds and creeping things."

From the Sibylline Oracles (translated by Herbert Bate). The Sibylline Oracles were the sayings of the ancient Greek prophets called Sybils (σίβυλλα). The Sybils are first mentioned by Heraclitus in the 5th century BC. The first of the Sybils is thought to have prophesied before 800 BC.

"And what man knoweth not that from Adam are sprung all nations, and that in the four letters of his name, the four quarters of the world, as they are expressed in Greek, are indicated? For if the words East, West, North, South, as Holy Scripture mentions them in very many places, are expressed in Greek, the first letters, thou wilt find, make 'Adam.' For the Greek names of the four aforementioned parts of the world are Anatole, Dysis, Arktos, Mesembria. If these four names are written, like four verses, one under the other, the capital letters form the word ADAM."

Quote from Saint Augustine, (around 400 AD) in Homilies on the Gospel according to St. John: and his first Epistle.

"He gathereth all His elect from the four winds therefore from the whole world. For Adam himself (this I had said before) signifieth in Greek the whole world; for there are four letters, A, D, A, and M. But as the Greeks speak, the four quarters of the world have these initial letters, Ἀνατολὴ, they call the East; Δύσις, the West; Ἄρκτος, the North; Μεσημβρία, the South: thou hast the word Adam."

Quote from Saint Augustine, in Expositions on the book of Psalms.

"According to the most authoritative Mussulman (Islamic) traditions,... The four archangels Gabriel, Michael, Israfiel, and Asrael were required to bring earth from the four quarters of the world, that therefrom God might fashion man."

From Legends of the Patriarchs and Prophets, by Sabine Baring-Gould.

"Last of all they created man on the model or in the likeness of "Kane." The body of the first man was made of red earth and the spittle of the gods and his head was made of a whitish clay which was brought from the four ends of the world by "Lono." When the earth-image of "Kane" was ready, the three gods breathed into its nose and called on it to rise, and it became a living being. Afterwards the first woman was created from one of the ribs of the man while asleep, and these two were the progenitors of all mankind."

"Next an image of man is formed out of earth, the head out of white clay brought from the seas of the north, south, east, and west, the body out of red earth (apo ula) mixed with spittle (wai nao)..."

From An account of the Polynesian race: its origin and migrations and the ancient history of the Hawaiian people, Vol 1, by Abraham Fornander.

"If the first man were called in Sanskrit Adima (which is true), and in Hebrew Adam, and if the two were really the same word, then Hebrew and Sanskrit could not be members of two different families of speech, or we should be driven to admit that Adam was borrowed by the Jews from the Hindus, for it is in Sanskrit only that Adima means the first, whereas in Hebrew it has no such meaning."

From Introduction to the science of religion, by Friedrich Max Müller.

The Hindu sacred books have some interesting things to say about Adam and Eve;

"We are told, that Swayambhuva or the first Menu had for his consort Satarupa; that this primeval pair bore also the names of Adima and Iva, pronounced Adim and Eve; that Adim was the first of men, as Eve was the first of women; and that these two were the common parents of all mankind. We are further told, that Satarupa was likewise the wife of Menu-Satyavrata, who escaped with seven companions in an ark when the whole world perished by water..."

From The origin of pagan idolatry ascertained from historical testimony and circumstantial evidence, by George Stanley Faber.

"After this, Borr's sons took Ymer's body and set it in the midst of the gulf Ginnungagap. Of his flesh they formed the earth, of his blood seas and waters, of his bones mountains, of his teeth rocks and stones, of his hair all manner of plants. They made the heavens out of his skull, and set four dwarfs, whose names were East, West, North, and South, at the four corners, to support it. They took also fires from Muspelheim and fixed them in heaven, above and below, to light up the heaven and the earth."

From A manual of Scandinavian mythology, by Grenville Pigott.
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