also known as: Ada
Meaning: The original pre-Flood meaning is unknown, but the name has come to mean ornament, adorned, or gorgeously adorned.
This is the name of 2 biblical women; neither were Israelites. The name appears 8 times in Scripture.
Adah, a noted pre-Flood woman
She was the 1st of Lamech’s 2 wives, and the mother of both Jabal and Jubal (Genesis 4:19-20, 23).
All were contemporary with the first man, Adam.
also known as: Bashemath
She was the 1st of Esau’s 3 wives.
She was the daughter of Elon the Hittite (Genesis 36:2, 4), and is also called Bashemath (Genesis 26:34).
Adah’s most notable brother-in-law was Jacob (Israel)—the father of the Israelites.
Article Version: September 28, 2017