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  • (noun): Scottish architect who designed many public buildings in England and Scotland (1728-1792).
    Synonyms: Robert Adam
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Adam

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 (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) - Development - Make-up
... When he auditioned, Hertzberg had no idea what Adam would look like in full costume and make-up ... Hertzberg got the part, Optic Nerve sketched and sculpted Adam's appearance ... Adam has a floppy disk drive mounted on his chest which, when used, had to be filmed without Hertzberg behind it ...
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... Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Polish Uniwersytet im. 1919, and since 1955 has carried the name of the Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz ...
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Adam - Religious Views - Druze Belief
... In the Druze religion, Adam and Eve are seen as dualistic cosmic forces and are complementary to one another ... Adam represents the universal mind and Eve, the universal soul ...
Adam (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) - Themes
... 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" ...

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  • (noun): (Old Testament) in Judeo-Christian mythology; the first man and the husband of Eve and the progenitor of the human race.

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    Cannons and fire-arms are cruel and damnable machines; I believe them to have been the direct suggestion of the Devil. If Adam had seen in a vision the horrible instruments his children were to invent, he would have died of grief.
    Martin Luther (1483–1546)

    When Adam found his rib was gone
    He cursed and sighed and cried and swore
    And looked with cold resentment on
    The creature God has used it for.
    John Hollander (b. 1929)

    Sisters we are, yea, twins we be,
    Yet deadly feud ‘twixt thee and me;
    For from one father are we not,
    Thou by old Adam wast begot,
    But my arise is from above,
    Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612–1672)