Names In Scripture

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Hi M___,
It is good to hear from you.
I seriously doubt that my study on Biblical names is going to make the reading of endless genealogies any less boring. But I do hope that it will give you a better understanding of the mind of God and Christ. For example, look at the name Adam:
Here is Hitchcock’s Dictionary Of Names definition of Adam:
Adam – earthy; red
And here is Strong’s definition:
aw- dawm’
From H119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.): – X another, + hypocrite, + common sort, X low, man (mean, of low degree), person.
But now notice what is the Hebrew word behind the word translated ‘ground’ in this verse:

Gen 2:19  And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought [ them] unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that [ was] the name thereof.

ad- aw- maw’
From H119; soil (from its general redness): – country, earth, ground, husband [- man] (- ry), land.
Seeing all these definitions together makes it clear that Adam is very closely associated with the earth. And so we are told:

1Co 15:47  The first man [ is] of the earth, earthy: the second man [ is] the Lord from heaven.
1Co 15:48  As [ is] the earthy, such [ are] they also that are earthy: and as [ is] the heavenly, such [ are] they also that are heavenly.
1Co 15:49  And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

That is the sort of thing I hope to accomplish with this coming study of Biblical names. There really is much to be learned by the names God gives to His servants; good or evil.
I have never seen Psa 55: 9-10 in the version you quote here:

Psa 55:9 Destroy them, Lord, and confuse their speech, for I see violence and strife in the city.
:10 Its walls are patrolled day and night against invaders, but the real danger is wickedness within the city.

I went to the King James to see how it read and I was amazed at the verses which follow:

Psa 55:9  Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
Psa 55:10  Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.
Psa 55:11  Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.
Psa 55:12  For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither [ was it] he that hated me [ that] did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:
Psa 55:13  But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.
Psa 55:14  We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.

In the past couple of years I have come to understand those verses both inwardly and outwardly.
When Christ warned us that our enemies would be “they of thine own household” He was giving us a spiritual warning. Yes, your own physical family can indeed turn on you, but what hurts the most is when you see the enemy within, both within your own heart and mind and within the hearts and minds of your own spiritual brothers and sisters in Christ, turn on you and want you dead.
But that is our calling, and it is an honor to be evil spoken of.
Thank you for bringing those verses to my attention.

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