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"Adamah": Adama is a motion picture produced in Palestine shortly before the establishment of Israel. It was directed by Hkielmar Lers and filmed during 1947-1948. The plot of the film focuses on the life of a Jewish boy, who was a Holocaust survivor, trying to rehabilitate himself from the traumas he experienced by working on the land and establishing social relationships while living in the youth village Ben Shemen. The initiator of the film was Dr. Siegfried Lehman the founder of Ben Shemen. He was motivated by a desire to show the world the educational system used in the village and he also had hopes of using the film as a tool for fundraising. The actors in the film were actual pupils in the village and the educational staff also participated in the production.


"Adamah" is a book by Jeremy Hooker.


Adamah is a word, translatable as ground or earth, which occurs in the Biblical account of Creation of the Book of Genesis. The etymological link between the word adamah and the word adam is used to reinforce the teleological link between humankind and the ground, emphasising both the way in which man was created to cultivate the world, and how he originated from the "dust of the ground". Because man is both made from the adamah and inhabits it, his duty to realise his own potential is linked to a corresponding duty to the earth. In Eden, the adamah has primarily positive connotations, although Adam's close relationship with the adamah has been interpreted as likening him to the serpent, which crawls upon the ground, thus emphasising his animal nature.

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Google previewThe popular Encyclopedia (1897)

A general dictionary of arts, sciences, literature, biography, and history by Charles ANNANDALE

Adamah is a generic name ...

Google previewVine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (1996)

With Topical Index by W. E. Vine, Merrill Unger

LAND 'adamah (127), “ground; land; earth.” This noun also occurs in Arabic. Hebrew occurrences number about 224 and cover every period of biblical Hebrew. Initially this noun represents arable “ground” (probably red in color). As such it ...

Google previewHolman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)

by Chad Brand, Archie England, Charles W. Draper

26:2, adamah;Gen. 2:56, both).

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Holocaust Cinema (2012)

by Robert Charles Reimer, Carol J. Reimer

ADAMAH. Adamah (1948/49) is a founding film, a category of films that focuses on the years immediately after World War II when displaced Jews settled in Palestine and fought for a Jewish state. Directed by noted cinematographer Helmar ...

Google previewA Handy Dictionary of the ... Bible: ... newly revised and edited by J. G. Wrench (1870)

Adam, Adamah, Adami, a city pertaining to the tribe of Naphtali. It was situated near the south end of the sea of Tiberias: just by it the waters of Jordan stood as an heap, till the Hebrews passed over, Josh. iii. :6, and xix. 33, 36. Perhaps Adami ...

Google previewThe Westminster Bible Dictionary (1880)

Prepared for the Board by Thomas James Shepherd

The Hebrew language discriminates between these two by the use of separate terms, adamah for the former, erets for the latter. 1. Adamah is the earth in the sense of soil or ground, particularly as being susceptible of cultivation. The earth ...

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Scrabble value of A1D2A1M3A1H4

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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