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Addan
A Babylonian village where exiles lived before returning to Judah (Ezr 2:59).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Addan (Place)
ADDAN (PLACE) [Heb ʾaddān (אַדָּן)]. Var. ADDON. A place in Babylon from which a group of Jews of undocumented ancestry returned to Palestine (Ezra 2:59 [LXX ēdan] = Neh 7:61 [Heb ʾaddôn; LXX ērōn]). The location of this site is unknown.Mark J. Fretz
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Addan
Addan. Persian city from which Israelite exiles returned with Ezra to Jerusalem (Ezr 2:59), probably named after a Babylonian god called Addu. The exiles returning from this city were unable to give evidence of their Jewish descent, having lost their genealogical credentials. Also spelled Addon (Neh
Addon
Addon. Alternate form of Addan, a place in Babylonia, in Nehemiah 7:61.See Addan.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Addan
Addan adʹan [Heb. ’addān] (Ezr. 2:59); ADDON adʹon [Heb. ’addôn] (Neh. 7:61). [Both names are connected in some way with the name of the god Addu.] A place mentioned in the list of the returning exiles (Ezr. 2:59, duplicated in Neh. 7:61). It is one of several names of Babylonian localities from which
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Addan
ADDAN Persian city from which Israelite exiles returned with Ezra to Jerusalem (Ezr 2:59), probably named after a Babylonian god called Addu. The exiles returning from this city were unable to give evidence of their Jewish descent, having lost their genealogical credentials. Also spelled Addon (Neh 7:61).
Addon
ADDON* Alternate form of Addan, a place in Babylonia, in Nehemiah 7:61. See Addan.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Addan, Addon
ADDAN, ADDON. Some of the people who returned to Jerusalem from Babylon with Zerubbabel were from Addan in Babylonia (Ezr 2:59). They were unable to establish their identity with Israel (Neh 7:61).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Addan (Place)
Addan (PLACE) (also ADDON)A city in Babylonia, as yet unidentified. The returning exiles who lived there could not prove their ancestry (Ezra 2:59 = Neh. 7:61, “Addon”).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Addan
Addan [ădˊən] (Heb. ˒addān, ˒addôn). A city in Babylonia, as yet unidentified. The returning exiles who lived there could not prove their ancestry (Ezra 2:59 par. Neh. 7:61, “Addon”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Addan
Ad´dan (strong or stony), one of the places from which some of the captivity returned with Zerubbabel to Judea who could not show their pedigree as Israelites. Ezra 2:59. Called Addon. Neh. 7:61.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Addon
AD´DON (adʹdon). The name of the second of three persons (Neh. 7:61) who, when they returned from the captivity to Palestine, were unable to “show their fathers’ houses or their descendants, whether they were of Israel,” 536 b.c. In Ezra 2:59, this person is called Addan.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Addon
Addonlow, one of the persons named in Neh. 7:61 who could not “shew their father’s house” on the return from captivity. This, with similar instances (ver. 63), indicates the importance the Jews attached to their genealogies.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Addan
ADDAN [ADD un] — an unidentified place in Babylonia from which returning captives came with Zerubbabel to Jerusalem (Ezra 2:59; Addon, Neh. 7:61). Some scholars believe Addan was the name of a man who was unable to produce his genealogy to prove he was an Israelite.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ADDAN
ADDAN<ad’-an> ( אַדָּן‎ [’addan]; in Nehemiah אַדּוֹן‎ [’addon]; connected in some way with the name of the god Addu): A name mentioned in the list of the returning exiles (Ezra 2:59, duplicated in Nehemiah 7:61). It is one of several names of Babylonian localities from which came men who were unable
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