שֵׁם Strong’s #8034 shem

And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us in our work and in the toil of our hands, which cometh because of the ground which YHWH hath cursed.

Genesis 5:29


In our modern western culture, a “name” is a series of letters put together to form an abstract identifier of a person. However, in Hebrew, a “name” is more of what we would call a “title,” a word with meaning. An example is the “name” Adam (Strongs #120) which is related to the Hebrew word adamah (Strongs #127) meaning “ground.” This link between Adam and ground can be seen in Genesis 2:7 – And YHWH formed the Adam of dust from the ground.