Adam (Hebrew: אָדָם, Arabic: آدم, Syriac: ܐܵܕ݂ܵܡ) is a figure in the Book of Genesis, the Quran and the Kitáb-i-Íqán. According to the creation myth of Abrahamic religions, he is the first human. In the Genesis creation narratives, he was created by Yahweh-Elohim ("Yahweh-God", the god of Israel), though the term "adam" can refer to both the first individual person, as well as to the general creation of humankind. Christian churches differ on how they view Adam's subsequent behavior (often called the Fall of man), and to the consequences that those actions had on the rest of humanity. Christian and Jewish teachings sometimes hold Adam and Eve (the first woman) to a different level of responsibility for the Fall, though Islamic teaching holds both equally responsible. In addition, Islam holds that Adam was eventually forgiven, while Christianity holds that redemption occurred only later through the sacrifice of God's son, Jesus Christ. Bahá'í Faith, Islam and some Christian denominations consider Adam to be the first Prophet.
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... Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Polish Uniwersytet im ... on May 7, 1919, and since 1955 has carried the name of the Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz ...
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... To illustrate the absolute search for identity, the series writers created Adam, who is more truly alone than is anyone else ... Adam was not the first re-animated corpse to be presented in the series ... Adam is a clear reference to Frankenstein's monster, who in the novel Frankenstein (1818) tells his creator that he is the "Adam of your labours" ...
More definitions of "Adam":
- (noun): (Old Testament) in Judeo-Christian mythology; the first man and the husband of Eve and the progenitor of the human race.
- (noun): Scottish architect who designed many public buildings in England and Scotland (1728-1792).
Synonyms: Robert Adam
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