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Addar (town)
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The 12th month of the Israelite calendar (Ezra 6:15; 1 Macc 7:43). Corresponding approximately to February/March. The month of Adar has an important role in the book of Esther as the month when Haman’s plan to destroy the Jews was to be carried out (Esther 3:7, 13; 8:12; 9:1–17). The feast of Purim was established for the 14th and 15th days of Adar to commemorate the Jews’ victory over Haman (Esther 9:18–32). For more information, see these articles: Purim; Calendar.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Adar
Adar (אֲדָר‎, adar; Αδαρ, Adar). The 12th month of the Israelite calendar (Ezra 6:15; 1 Macc 7:43). Corresponding approximately to February/March. The month of Adar has an important role in the book of Esther as the month when Haman’s plan to destroy the Jews was to be carried out (Esther 3:7, 13; 8:12;
Addar
Addar, Place (אַדָּר‎, addar). A town on Judah’s southwest border (Josh 15:3). May be the same as Hazar-Addar (Num 34:4).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Adar
ADAR [Heb ʾădār (אֲדָר)]. The twelfth month of the Hebrew calendar, roughly corresponding to February and March. See CALENDARS (HEBREW).
Addar (Place)
ADDAR (PLACE) [Heb ʾaddār (אַדָּר)]. A border town in the southern Negeb region of Judah, near Hezron and Karka (Josh 15:3). The name “Addar” occurs as part of a lengthy list of Israelite tribal boundary sites (Joshua 15–17). The precise location of Addar is unknown. The name may be synonymous with
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Adar (Month)
Adar (Month). Babylonian name for a Hebrew month (Ezr 6:15).See Calendars, Ancient and Modern.
Addar (Place)
Addar (Place). Town on Judah’s southwest border, northwest of Kadesh-barnea (Jos 15:3, kjv Adar). The towns Hezron and Addar were called Hazar-addar (Nm 34:4).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Adar
Adar āʹdär [Heb. aḏār]. The Babylonian name of the twelfth month of the Hebrew Calendar (Feb./Mar.). It is named in Ezr. 6:15 and eight times in Esther. In order to maintain the relation of the year to the seasons it was customary to add a second Adar, as often as was needed, as an intercalary
Addar
2. AV ADAR. A town on the southern border of Judah (Josh. 15:3), the same as Hazar-addar (Nu. 34:4). See also Hezron.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Adar (Month)
ADAR (Month) Babylonian name for a Hebrew month (Ezr 6:15). See Calendars, Ancient and Modern.
Addar (Place)
ADDAR (Place) Town on Judah’s southwest border, northwest of Kadesh-barnea (Jos 15:3). The towns Hezron and Addar were called Hazar-addar (Nm 34:4).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Adar
Adar (ay´dahr), the twelfth month of the Jewish religious calendar, corresponding to February/March. Adar is referred to in Ezra 6:15 and numerous times in Esther (3:7, 13; 8:12; 9:1, 15, 17, 19, 21). See also calendar.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Adar
ADAR1. Used in KJV as the name of a city in Judah (Josh 15:3), but perhaps it should have been spelled Addar (q.v.).2. Most likely this word came from Babylonia and was first used by the Jews there to indicate the twelfth month of their sacred calendar; therefore, it appears in Ezr 6:15; Est 3:7, 13;
Addar
ADDAR1. A city on the border of Judah W of Kadesh-barnea (Josh 15:3, RSV), called by the double name Hazar-addar in (Num 34:4).2. The son of Bela and grandson of Benjamin (1 Chr 8:3). Elsewhere called Ard (Gen 46:21).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Adar
Adar (Heb. ʾăḏār)The twelfth month of the Hebrew year (Feb.–March; Ezra 6:15), during which the feast of Purim was celebrated (Esth. 9:17, 19, 21; cf. Akk. adaru). In the Babylonian intercalary year, which usually fell every second or third year, a thirteenth month was added which was called “second
Addar (Place)
Addar (Heb. ʾaddār) (PLACE)A city along Judah’s southern border (Josh. 15:3), W of the wilderness of Zin. In the parallel account in Num. 34:4 its name is combined with that of Hezron to read Hazar-addar.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Addar (Place)
ADDAR [ădˊär] (Heb. ˒addār, “abundance” [?]) (PLACE). A city along Judah’s southern border (Josh. 15:3; KJV “Adar”), west of the Wilderness of Zin; it may have been about 8 km. (5 mi.) northwest of Kadeshbarnea and 66 km. (41 mi.) southwest of Beer-sheba. In the parallel account in Num.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Adar
ADAR The twelfth month of the Hebrew calendar, corresponding to February/​March (Ezra 6:15). During Adar the feast of Purim was celebrated (Esth 9:17, 19, 21).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Adar
A´DAR (aʹdār; from Akkad. adaru, addaru, probably “dark” or “cloudy”). A later name of the twelfth month of the Jewish year borrowed by the Jews from the Babylonian calendar during the Exile. It extended from the new moon of February to that of March (Ezra 6:15; Esther 3:7, 13; 9:15). See Time. For
Addar
AD´DAR (adʹdār; “threshing floor,” or “wide, open place”). A son of Bela and grandson of Benjamin (1 Chron. 8:3), elsewhere (Gen. 46:21) called Ard. For the city, see Hazaraddar.