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Darda
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Darda, Son of Mahol
Darda, Son of Mahol (דַּרְדַּע‎, darda'; דָּרַע‎, dara'). A descendant of Judah whose wisdom was compared with that of Solomon (1 Kgs 4:31; 1 Chr 2:6).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Darda (Person)
DARDA (PERSON) [Heb dardaʿ (דַּרְדַּע)]. Var. DARA. Listed among those wise men in 1 Kgs 5:11—Eng 4:31 whose wisdom was surpassed only by Solomon’s. In the above reference in 1 Kings, Darda is listed as one of the sons of Mahol. In the parallel reference in 1 Chr 2:6, however, the variant spelling Dara
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Darda, Dara
Darda, Dara. Mahol’s son (1 Kgs 4:31), a Judahite of the family of Zerah (1 Chr 2:6). With Ethan the Ezrahite and Heman and Calcol, also sons of Mahol, Darda is mentioned as the proverbial type of wisdom, though he is surpassed by Solomon (1 Kgs 4:31, 32). First Chronicles 2:6 gives the name as Dara,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Darda
Darda därʹdə [Heb. darda‘] (1 K. 4:31); DARA dar̀ə [Heb. dāra‘] (1 Ch. 2:6, where some Hebrew MSS also read darda‘); NEB DARDA. One of the wise men to whom Solomon was compared. He was one of the sons of Zerah son of Judah, and as a musician was included in the orchestral guild (“sons of Mahol”).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Dara, Darda
DARA*, DARDA Mahol’s son (1 Kgs 4:31), a Judahite of the family of Zerah (1 Chr 2:6). With Ethan the Ezrahite and Heman and Calcol, also sons of Mahol, Darda is mentioned as the proverbial example of wisdom, though he is surpassed by Solomon (1 Kgs 4:31–32). First Chronicles 2:6 sometimes gives the name
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Darda
Darda (dahr´duh; probably Heb., “thistle”), the son of Mahol, and one of the four sages of 1 Kings 4:31 whose wisdom was exceeded by Solomon.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Darda
DARDA. One of four men, sons of Mahol (“members of the orchestral guild,” IDB), noted for wisdom, excelled only by Solomon (1 Kgs 4:31). In 1 Chr 2:6 he is mentioned as a son of Zerah, son of Judah, and is called Dara (q.v.).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Darda
Darda (Heb. dardaʿ) (also DARA)One of four famous Israelites whose wisdom was surpassed only by King Solomon (1 Kgs. 4:31 [MT 5:11]). He is called a “son of Mahol,” probably designating a member of an orchestral guild. At 1 Chr. 2:6 he is included among the five descendants of Zerah of Judah (here called
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Darda
Darda [därˊdə] (Heb. darda˓). One of four famous Israelites whose wisdom was surpassed only by King Solomon (1 Kgs. 4:31). While he is called a “son of Mahol” (so RSV, KJV, NIV), this is probably an epithet designating a member of an orchestral guild (JB “cantor”), since at 1 Chr. 2:6 he is
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Darda
DARDA One of the wise men listed in 1 Kgs 4:31. His wisdom was reputedly surpassed only by that of Solomon. His father was Mahol.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Darda
Dar´da (pearl of wisdom), a son of Mahol, one of four men of great fame for their wisdom, but surpassed by Solomon. 1 Kings 4:31. (b.c. before 1010.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Darda
DAR´DA (darʹda). A son of Mahol, one of the four men of great fame for their wisdom but surpassed by Solomon (1 Kings 4:31), before 960 b.c. In 1 Chron. 2:6, however, the same four names occur again as “sons of Zerah,” of the tribe of Judah, with the slight difference that Darda appears as Dara. Although
See also
Relatives
Mahol Father
Heman Brother
Calcol Brother