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Addan (Person)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Adasa (Αδασά, Adasa). The town in Judaea where Judas Maccabeus defeated Nicanor and his army (1 Macc 7:40–45).
Addan of Babylon (אַדָּן‎, addan). A unknown location in Babylon from which a group of Jews with undocumented ancestry returned to Jerusalem after the exile (Ezra 2:59). In some translations, it is called “Addon” in Neh 7:61. The village’s name may be connected with the deity Addu.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Addan (Person)
ADDAN (PERSON) [Gk Charaathalan (Χαρααθαλαν), Charaathalar (Χαρααθαλαρ)]. A leader of the exiles, who returned to Palestine from Tel-melah and Telharsha in Babylon (1 Esdr 5:36). The RSV form “Addan” is derived from the difficult LXX phrase, rendered by codex Vaticanus hēgoumenos autōn charaathalan
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ADASA1. Town mentioned only in the period of the Maccabean revolt. Judas Maccabeus defeated the Syrian army under Nicanor in 161 bc at Adasa. The victory was celebrated annually on the 13th of Adar (1 Macc 7:40, 45, 49). The modern site is probably Khirbet ’Adassa, 7 miles (11 kilometers) from Beth-horon.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Addan (Heb. ʾaddān) (PERSON)A leader of Jews who returned from exile at Tel-melah and Tel-harsha (1 Esdr. 5:36). The NRSV reads the name from Gk. charaathallan kai allar, “Charaathalan and Allar” (LXX Codex Vaticanus).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ADDAN (Ădʹ dän) Personal name of one who returned from exile but could not prove he was of Israelite parents (Ezra 2:59). Also called Addon (Neh. 7:61).
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ADDAN ad´uhn [אַדָּןʾaddan]. Place in Babylonia whose exiles could not prove their ancestry as Israelites (Ezra 2:59). Addon (ʾadhon אָדוֹן) in Neh 7:61. See CHERUB, CHERUBIM.