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Atad
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Also known as Abel-Mizraim. A place where Joseph mourned his deceased father, Jacob, for seven days (Gen 50:10–11).The phrase גֹּרֶן הָאָטָד‎ (goren ha'atad) is usually translated “the threshing floor of Atad,” but it could also mean “the threshing floor of thorns.” It is described as being “beyond the Jordan” (Gen 50:10), which normally indicates the east side of the Jordan River. However, its precise location is unknown.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Atad
Atad (הַ אָטָד‎, ha atad). Also known as Abel-Mizraim. A place where Joseph mourned his deceased father, Jacob, for seven days (Gen 50:10–11).The phrase גֹּרֶן הָאָטָד‎ (goren ha'atad) is usually translated “the threshing floor of Atad,” but it could also mean “the threshing floor of thorns.” It is described
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Atad (Place)
ATAD (PLACE) [Heb ʾaṭad (אַטַד)]. Place “beyond the Jordan” mentioned in Gen 50:10 and 11 where the funeral cortège, bearing the body of Jacob homeward from Egypt to Canaan for burial, stopped and mourned him for 7 days. Since the name occurs in the phrase “gōren hāʾaṭad,” some have translated this
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Atad
Atad. Site probably in Canaan where Jacob’s funeral cortege stopped on the way to Hebron. There, at the threshing floor, the household of Joseph and many Egyptians from the pharaoh’s house spent seven days mourning the death of the patriarch (Gn 50:10, 11). Impressed with their mourning the Canaanites
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Atad
ATAD Site, probably in Canaan, where Jacob’s funeral cortege stopped on the way to Hebron. There, at the threshing floor, the household of Joseph and many Egyptians from the pharaoh’s house spent seven days mourning the death of the patriarch (Gn 50:10–11). Impressed with their mourning the Canaanites
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Atad
Atad (ay´tad; from Akkadian etidu), either the name of a person who owned a threshing floor mentioned in Gen. 50:10–11 or the name of the place where that threshing floor was found. Jacob’s family (returning from Egypt with Joseph) stopped there to mourn his death, and the extent of their mourning led
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Atad
Atad (Heb. ʾāṭāḏ)A place “beyond the Jordan” where Jacob’s burial procession stopped for seven days to mourn (Gen. 50:10–11). The phrase gōren hāʾāṭāḏ is usually translated “the threshing floor of (the) Atad,” but it could also be translated “the threshing floor of thorns,” suggesting that
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Atad
Atad [āˊtăd] (Heb. ˒āṭāḏ “thorny bush”). The original name of a place “beyond” the Jordan where Joseph held a seven-day mourning in behalf of his deceased father Jacob (Gen. 50:10–11). Usually rendered “threshing floor of Atad” (so RSV, KJV, NIV; JB “Goren-ha-atad”), Heb. gōren hā˒āṭāḏ
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Atad
ATAD A town in southern Transjordan where the funeral procession bearing the body of Jacob halted for seven days of mourning (Gen 50:10–11). The site was renamed Abel-mizraim (“the mourning of Egypt”). Its exact location is unknown beyond the fact that it was situated east of the Jordan River. (See also
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Atad
A´tad (thorn), The threshing floor of, called also Abel-mizraim, Gen. 50:10, 11, afterwards called Beth-hogla, and known to have lain between the Jordan and Jericho, therefore on the west side of Jordan.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Atad
A´TAD (Heb. ˒āṭād, “a thorn”). It is uncertain whether Atad is the name of a person or a descriptive appellation given to a “thorny” locality. At the threshing floor of Atad, the sons of Jacob and the Egyptians who accompanied them “lamented there with a very great and sorrowful lamentation” for Jacob
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Atad
Atadbuckthorn, a place where Joseph and his brethren, when on their way from Egypt to Hebron with the remains of their father Jacob, made for seven days a “great and very sore lamentation.” On this account the Canaanites called it “Abel-mizraim” (Gen. 50:10, 11). It was probably near Hebron. The word
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