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Also spelled Hadar (הֲדַר, hadar). King of Edom after Baal-hanan, whose capital city was Pau (or Pai; Gen 36:39; 1 Chr 1:50–51).
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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
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
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. 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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
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