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Adaam / Adamite


Pronunciation:  uh-DAHM

Occurrences:  14
First Reference:  1st Endowment 2:22


(Shaemdiel to Jehovah-Yahweh)

But look you still with greater eye at those who would move about the children of men, for it is the very Adaam which are deserving of wrath and judgment; for they have come only to meddle and to make uncertain the whole of our estate.



See:  Abel, Adam, Adamic Council, Cain, Enoch, Enoshahim, Eve, Maciah, Methuselah I, Methuselah II, Seth


Summary:  Meaning “high man”, or “those who from Heaven came”, the term Adaam refers to the descendants of Adam and Eve. The term was also used historically to denote or identify those of royal lineage. Other synonymous terms, such as “Adamite”, “Adamic”, or “Adamic family” are found in Azrael’s Commentary, and are used to describe descendants of Adam and Eve.


The Adaam played a crucial role in establishing the foundations of civilization among anatomically modern humans, referred to as the Enoshahim. The history of the Adaam begins around c.12,775 BCE, when Adam and Eve arrived on earth and settled east of the concourse of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (B:1:6; E:13:19-20).


Upon their arrival (c. 12,775 BCE), Adam and Eve were viewed as gods due to their beauty, wisdom and holiness (B:1:7,18). The Adaam were larger in stature and lived much longer lives than the Enoshahim. Their mingling with the Enoshahim resulted in a general rise in intelligence, creativity and productivity among the native Homo-sapiens. The Adaam introduced several important innovations, including:


• brick-making, house building, herbalism, and medicine (Adam)

• weaving, lamp making, marriage and family (Eve)

• husbandry, farming, music, writing and language (Abel)

• metal smithing, tool making, town building, and commerce (Cain)
Beginnings 1:11-37)


The Adaam came to earth to preserve, protect and uplift the native human species. More importantly, their presence served as a catalyst for creating the epiphenomenon of soul in First Man. This was accomplished by initiating the dispensations of God, and co-mingling with the native Enoshahim, creating a hybrid human species. During the first dispensation, spirit children of God could only inhabit physical tabernacles of Adamic descent. This limitation was removed during the Noahic dispensation and subsequent flood of spirit.[*]


The advent of the Adaam was an unexpected obstacle for Lucifer and the Demiurge, who both had pre-existing agendas in place prior to the arrival of Adam and Eve. Lucifer immediately began extending efforts to frustrate the Adaam by means of violence, treachery and deceit, hoping the Adaam would relent and abandon their cause, thus giving him exclusive access to the human race (1:3:19).


The Demiurge (specifically Jehovah-Yahweh) also considered the Adaam a threat (1:2:19), for he had previously declared himself as the only true god and ruler of the earth, and had dark intentions to ultimately destroy the planet (E:1:56-58; E:6:1-35). However, Adam and Eve were intent on preserving the earth and rescuing both the Enoshahim and the Fallen from the evil machinations of the Demiurge.


Yet would the seed of Adam not relent nor flee away, but pressed ever onward in the world of the First Power; seeking by some subtle means to establish in the heart of First Man the seeds of endless life.

Enlightenment 13:40



Relevant scriptural references:


E:13:11-40           Arrival of the Adaam, interaction among Enoshahim, Lucifer’s response              


1:8:21-39             Lucifer and Demiurge react to the arrival of the Adaam; summary of Adam, Eve, Cain, Abel


1:10:12-42           Adam and Eve uplift the natural man          


1:11:1-51             Jehovah-Yahweh confronts Adam and Eve in the garden       



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Chronological Summary of Significant Events and Peoples of the Adamic Age

(All dates are approximate, obtained via Azrael’s Commentary, or derived from information provided in scripture.)


Michael and Sher-el descend as Adam and Eve     c. 12,775 BCE    (see: AZC — Adamic Council)

Beginnings 1:5-22

Wisdom 16:46-47

Enlightenment 13:13-40


Birth of Cain             c. 12,772 BCE

Beginnings 1:23



Birth of Abel             c. 12,768 BCE

Beginnings 1:24



Marriage of Abel and Yoshibel          c. 12,728 BCE

Beginnings 3:1-5


Birth of Gimel          c. 12,727 BCE

Beginnings 3:8


Cain kills Abel         c. 12,725 BCE

Beginnings 3:9-5:2



6:8:19-23, 42


Cain establishes Sumer             c. 12,724 BCE

Beginnings 4:24-25


Birth of Seth                   c. 12,723 BCE

Beginnings 5:5-9, 19

Wisdom 28:6-7



Adamic Council                c. 11,845 BCE

Beginnings 5:22-30


Ascension of Adam & Eve          c. 11,845 BCE

Beginnings 5:31, 6:1



Seth travels west to the Nile; Cain returns east to Sumer        c. 11,850 BCE

Azrael’s Commentary: Adamic Council



Seth establishes twelve great cities        c. 11,850-10,900 BCE



Birth of Adami and Yasher-Baal - twin sons of Cain      c.  8,900 BCE (?)

Beginnings 7:20...~


Collapse of the Sethian Empire        c. 8,850 BCE  (see AZC — Adami)



Enoch establishes Zion            c. 8,845 BCE

Beginnings 6:5-12; 7:5-12



Yasher-Baal murders Cain         c. 8,840 BCE     (See AZC — Cain)

Beginnings 4:22-23; 7:35


Days of Methuselah I          c. 8,850 – 7,881 BCE

Beginnings 13 –19


Deliverance of Zion      c. 8,780 BCE        

Beginnings 19:1-4


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Adamic lineage traced through Enoch      (Beginnings 20:4-25)


Enoch + Larisha

 Methuselah + Japhia   (birth of Methuselah: c. 8,850 BCE)








            Eleazar + Mishka

              Zanosh, Maciah + Jotham




                       Resha + Sheba




                               Ramsha + Haziel

                                 Methuselah (Bozdra) + Ziphia

                                   Lamech, Phiniah (brothers)

                                      Noah + Suzanne (cousins)    (birth of Noah: c. 5,000 BCE)

                                                Shem, Japheth, Ham, Cimbri




Days of Methuselah II     c. 5,402 — 4,577 BCE

Beginnings 20:22; 21:1-2

(lived 825 years)


Days of Noah      c. 5,035 — 4,085 BCE

Beginnings 20:24

Noah (Gabriel) was the founder and leader of the second dispensation. He lived 950 years.


Flood of Spirits               c. 5,635~ BCE

Beginnings 23:21-26

Noah was 600 years old when he initiated the flood of spirits.


Abraham               c. 1,700 BCE

Beginnings 24:21-26     (see chapters 25-29)



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[*] During the first dispensation, initiated by Adam and Eve, spirit children of God could only inhabit physical tabernacles of Adamic descent (B:21:49-53). This changed, however, as a result of the Noahic dispensation and subsequent flood of spirit (Beginnings 1:26-27; 22:61-68; 23:25-26). It is surmised that the flood of spirit (c. 5,600 BCE) served as a global adoption, a wide-spread incarnation of spirit which served to level the genetic playing field. As a result, lineage was no longer, or became less of, a factor with regard to spirits inhabiting mortal tabernacles; incarnation became less restricted to specific bloodlines. However, the significance of particular ancestries continued to remain intact, specifically with regard to the lineage of Abel and Seth. It is also suspected that lineage was also a factor for those of the Fallen who had the capacity to incarnate (1:8:36-38; 6:8:19-23).



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(Lucifer to Adam)

Now give ear to the words which I shall speak unto you and understand, for I shall increase the sorrow which comes upon all the children of men, and all your glory shall they ridicule with scorn.

And many shall perish by the way, for there shall be none to redeem the fallen, and the downtrodden shall weep with many tears, for there shall be no one to comfort.

And there shall be war between the house of Enosh and the house of Adam, and all the wicked shall I cause to die in their sins, that I might exercise power and authority over them.

And the sons of men shall scorn the daughters of men, and there shall be no peace between them. Thus shall the spirit children of God find but few tabernacles through the seed and lineage of Adam, and these shall I press hard with many troubles.

How then shall the mercies of the Father have claim upon the children of God, seeing that there be so few to dwell in tabernacles of flesh upon the earth?

Beginnings 21:49-53


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For I shall set hard my hand against the whole of their design, to sow enmity between the house of Adam and the children of Enosh.

For against the seed of Adam shall I set forth a cunning deceit whereby I might tempt them unto misery and sin;

And seeing that evil shall be multiplied against them, then shall they surely relent and flee again unto the heavenly place; and the children of Enosh shall I take again unto myself whereby I might prove the rightness of my way.”

So spoke Lucifer who knew not the powers of The One; neither could he rightly perceive the designs of God.

And going forth he did tempt the seed of Adam to sin and death, and there was multiplied a great many sorrows upon the earth.

Yet would the seed of Adam not relent nor flee away, but pressed ever onward in the world of the First Power; seeking by some subtle means to establish in the heart of First Man the seeds of endless life.

Enlightenment 13:35-40


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Thus in the going forth of the Adaam shall Shaemdiel [Lucifer] prove ill displeased and frustrated, causing that he should seek revenge whereby he might force away the very Elohim; causing that they should abandon the world of the First Power, to give it to the Fallen.

6th Endowment 6:43


Thus did Shaemdiel [Lucifer] withdraw from the affairs of men whereby he might plot against Adam and Eve, to make their life a drudgery filled with hurt and constant disappointment; being himself intent in frustrating the designs of God causing that Heaven itself should call surcease and return themselves from whence they came;

Leaving to Shaemdiel this world of the First Power, to make him lord and master in directing and guiding the very Enoshahim whereby he might continue in working dispensations of his own design; having himself, through cunning contraventions, expelled the very Adaam.

6th Endowment 8:8-9


And not with this alone did Adam and Eve have to deal, for Jehovah-Yahweh did often confront Adam, being himself outraged that there should come to earth a new and higher form of man; being himself unfearful and unimpressed by the powers of the Demiurge.

6th Endowment 8:10


(Advent and intent of the Adaam)

And when it was asked of them from what tribe of man they were come, the man spoke, saying: “I am Adam and this my Beloved is called Eve, for she shall become the mother of all living.

Know then that from the bosom of God beyond, have we journeyed unto you, that we might give birth in each of you the seed of immortality and the hope of eternal life.”

Enlightenment 13:13-14


Now Adam and Eve sojourned upon the earth 930 years and they had many sons and daughters.

And it came to pass that the sons of Adam multiplied and they were as giants upon the face of the land, and many sons and daughters were born to them and they did move upon the face of the earth, to mingle with the children of men and women.

And the sons of Adam saw that the daughters of men were fair and comely, and they took unto themselves, each man, many wives, which thing proved grievous unto Adam and Eve.

Beginnings 6:1-3


These then were the children of Adamilus and Evelah, becoming each themselves as fathers and mothers also, to feed upon their bosom loving children of their own, which children likewise became as great teachers among the very Enoshahim, being themselves ever attentive and diligent to expand and increase such knowledge as their parents did pass on to them.

Causing that there should be established most subtly the building blocks of such civilizations as would rise upon the teachings and doings of the very Adaam in the first dispensation of God.

4th Endowment 8:26-27


Now in the beginning when I [Emmanuel] desired that the spirits which I organized should progress even as I, behold, my Father, even Michael the Arch-Angel, did go down unto the earth with my Mother beside him, that they might establish seed among all the children of men.

Therefore, in the beginning did they together dream, and Adam and Eve walked upon the earth to have many sons and daughters. And God moved upon all the children of men, and he did breathe into them the breath of his life, and men became as living souls, for in their bosoms did the promise of glory take root.

And the promise grew until all the children of men received the hope of life everlasting. And thus did the spirit children of God come to dwell in the tabernacles of men upon the earth.

Wisdom 14:44-46


Now in the world of First Man did Adam and Eve continue daily in working among the Enoshahim; being intent on teaching unto them every good and needful thing whereby they might fill their minds with a desire for God and sacred things, being most intent on setting before them an example worthy of emulation.

6th Endowment 8:46


Come then and this mystery receive, for in the beginning did Adam and Eve bring forth from the very Heavens, the first of the gnosis to seed among the tribes of man; and when they were planted, then came the minions of the Demiurge to uproot and to scatter what God had foreordained.

Yet did Seth, as faithful son, gather into one the teachings of his parents, to make from scattered shards of glowing light a brightly burning flame; which flame did hold at bay the darkness of the Demiurge; to become itself the star of Zion which to the Heavens fled, in the days of Yasher-Baal.

Wisdom 28:6-7


Ever building, ever adding, here a little, there a little; precept built upon precept, line placed upon line; adding by small degrees the foundations of something greater still; always building by careful measure the hope of exaltation and glory, even worlds without end.

For this cause alone would they [the Adaam] come forth to yonder world, that mingling themselves among the children of men, they might bring forth the spirit children of God to inhabit mortal tabernacles of flesh.

By such means would the very Gods of Heaven hold sway upon yonder world; for when the spirit children of God, having clothed themselves in the tabernacles of men, should be made to hear the voice of their Fathers, then do their spirits leap forth within.

And even they, living as men among men, would establish in the midst of men the ways of godliness. Thus through the passing of the generations are the ways of God made firm and sure; passing always from lesser to greater; moving on and pressing onward even until the whole earth is made anew by the very presence of God.

1st Endowment 8:31-34


(Adam to Jehovah-Yahweh)

...For even we have come forth unto the children of men to teach unto them the ways of godliness and peace; that they might determine for themselves which is greater still, the god of fear and hate, or the true God of Heaven; even that one which is girded round about with all manner of love and tender affection.

1st Endowment 11:21  


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For there is a glory which lies beyond mere flesh and bone, and we which stand now before you, being the very Adaam, have come forth to make real in man the visions of God, placing in the heart of all mankind the beginning of light and glory.

For we have determined that in the love of both the man and the woman is there found that certain tabernacle, made not by the hands of men, but fashioned only of that love and devotion which endures forever.

1st Endowment 11:27-28

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External References


Genesis 6:1-4 (ESV)

When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose. 3 Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not abide in[a] man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years.” 4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown.





Adaam:  "high man; those who from Heaven came"

    Synonymous phrases:

          • children of Adam  (4)

          • seed of Adam  (8)

          • sons / daughters of Adam  (11)

          • house of Adam  (11)


Enoshahim: "drawn from the earth"

Synonymous phrases:

           • children / sons / daughters of men  (643)

           • children / sons / daughters of Enosh  (28)

           • house of Enosh  (10)

           • seed / birthseed of God  (22)

           • house of Enosh  (10)

           • tabernacles of Enosh  (1)  W:19:14

           • natural man  (19)