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Hadad (Edomite)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Ruler of Edom and adversary of Solomon (1 Kgs 11:14–22). He grew up in Egypt and married Pharaoh’s sister-in-law, but returned to oppose Solomon after David’s death. The author of Kings makes it clear that Yahweh was involved in the Edomite uprising under Hadad.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hadad the Edomite
Hadad the Edomite (הֲדַד‎, hadad). Ruler of Edom and adversary of Solomon (1 Kgs 11:14–22). He grew up in Egypt and married Pharaoh’s sister-in-law, but returned to oppose Solomon after David’s death. The author of Kings makes it clear that Yahweh was involved in the Edomite uprising under Hadad.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hadad (Person)
HADAD (PERSON) [Heb hădad (הֲדַד‎); ḥădad (חֲדַד)]. Var. HADAR. In addition to being the name of one of the sons of Ishmael (Heb ḥădad), Hadad (Heb hădad) is also the personal name of three rulers of Edom, only two of which are attested in the Edomite King List (Gen 36:31–39). Opinions vary as far
Hadar (Person)
HADAR (PERSON) [Heb hădar (הֲדַר)]. Var. HADAD. A masculine name found in the OT.1. The eighth ruler listed on the Edomite King List (Gen 36:39). In the 1 Chr 1:50–51 parallel the MT reads hădad. See HADAD (PERSON).2. The Syriac version and the Bomberg (Venice) edition (1524–25), followed by the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hadad
Hadad. 1. Eighth of the 12 sons of Ishmael, and thus a grandson of Abraham (Gn 25:15; 1 Chr 1:30). The kjv reads “Hadar” in Genesis 25:15 and “Hadad” in 1 Chronicles 1:30, whereas rsv and asv read “Hadad” in both passages.2. Edomite ruler, son of Bedad, who reigned before the Hebrew captivity in Egypt,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hadad
4. A member of the royal family of Edom during David’s time, who as a child escaped Joab’s slaughter of the Edomites and fled to Egypt. On David’s death he returned to Edom, where he made trouble for Solomon by stirring up the Edomites against the rule of Israel (1 K. 11:14–22, 25).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hadad
HADAD1. Eighth of the 12 sons of Ishmael, and thus a grandson of Abraham (Gn 25:15; 1 Chr 1:30). The kjv reads “Hadar” in Genesis 25:15 and “Hadad” in 1 Chronicles 1:30, whereas rsv and nlt read “Hadad” in both passages.2. Edomite ruler, son of Bedad, who reigned before the Hebrew captivity in Egypt
Hadar
HADAR*1. kjv spelling of Hadad, Ishmael’s son, in Genesis 25:15. See Hadad #1.2. Alternate spelling of Hadad, king of Edom, in Genesis 36:39. See Hadad #3.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hadad
Hadad (hay´dad).1 A Semitic storm god, also known as Haddu, Adad, and Addu. The meaning of the name is unclear, but it may be connected with the noise of a storm. The veneration of Hadad is attested by some of the earliest Mesopotamian texts. Apparently of West Semitic origin, the god found a special
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hadad
HADAD1. The eighth son of Ishmael (Gen 25:15, “Hadar” (q.v.) in Heb. and KJV; (1 Chr 1:30).2. The fourth early king of Edom (in Avith) who defeated Midian (Gen 36:35 f.; 1 Chr 1:46 f.).3. The eighth (and last) king of Edom (Gen 36:39; 1 Chr 1:50 f.), in Pau or Pai.4. An Edomite prince whom God raised
Hadar
HADAR1. Alternate form of Hadad (q.v.), son of Ishmael (Gen 25:15). The letters resh (r) and daleth (d) are similar in Heb. and were frequently confused. He founded a tribe of the same name, attested in cuneiform records as the Hƀudadu.2. Variant for Hadad, last of the ancient kings of Edom’s elective
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Hadad
HADAD. The name of a Syrian deity meaning ‘the Thunderer’ (Heb. haḏaḏ; Akkad. (H)ad(d)u or Adad) the storm-god, also named in Ras Shamra texts as *Baal. A Hadad temple at Aleppo is known. The personal names Hadad, and their dialectal variant Hadar, are probably abbreviations of names compounded with
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hadad (Person)
Hadad (Heb. ḥăḏaḏ) (PERSON)1. A son of Ishmael and grandson of Abraham (Gen. 25:15 = 1 Chr. 1:30). Because he is listed between Tema and Massa, the eponymous ancestors of Northwest Arabian tribes, one would assume he was likewise the eponymous ancestor of a tribe.2. A king of Edom, who ruled from
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Hadad
HADAD1. The god of storms, rain, and thunder among the Canaanites and Akkadians. (See Baal.)2. The name of two kings of Edom before the establishment of the Israelite monarchy (Gen 36:31–39).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hadad
Ha´dad (mighty), originally the indigenous appellation of the sun among the Syrians, and thence transferred to the king as the highest of earthly authorities. The title appears to have been an official one, like Pharaoh. It is found occasionally in the altered form Hadar. Gen. 25:15; 36:39, compared
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