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The father of Hadad; Hadad was an Edomite king who ruled before the monarchic period of Israel (Gen 36:31, 35; 1 Chr 1:43–46).
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BEDAD (PERSON) [Heb bĕdad (בְּדַד)]. The father of the Edomite “king” Hadad (Gen 36:35; 1 Chr 1:46). The root bdd “to separate; to be separated, isolated” produced personal names in Ugaritic (bddn; Gröndahl 1967:380), Epigraphic Arabian (Safaitic and Thamudic bd, Safaitic bdʾl, Thamudic bddt; Harding
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