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Hadid
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A town of the tribe of Benjamin in the valley of Aijalon, near Jerusalem, which was occupied by those returning from exile in Babylon (Ezra 2:33; Neh 7:37; 11:34). Hadid was rebuilt and fortified by Simon Maccabeus, who later encamped here to meet the army of Tryphon (1 Macc 12:38; 13:13). It was also here that Aretas, king of Arabia, met Alexander Janneus in battle and defeated him (Josephus, Antiquities, 13.15.2).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hadid
Hadid (חָדִיד‎, chadid; Ἀδιδα, Adida). A town of the tribe of Benjamin in the valley of Aijalon, near Jerusalem, which was occupied by those returning from exile in Babylon (Ezra 2:33; Neh 7:37; 11:34). Hadid was rebuilt and fortified by Simon Maccabeus, who later encamped here to meet the army of Tryphon
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hadid (Place)
HADID (PLACE) [Heb ḥādı̂d (חָדִיד)]. Town in the territory of Benjamin. Scholars maintain that Hadid is already mentioned in the Thutmose III town list, no. 76 “h (u)dit (i)i” (h-d-t), after a place in the Shephelah and before a place in the Sharon. Hadid is also mentioned as one of a cluster of towns,
Adida (Place)
ADIDA (PLACE) [Gk Adida (Ἀδιδα)]. Mentioned in 1 Macc 12:38 and 13:13 as a Judean town fortified and occupied by Simon, the second brother of Judah the Maccabee. Adida is probably the biblical Harim of Ezra 2:32 (Heb ḥārim; Gk arōth) and which occurs in Neh 7:37 as Hadid (Heb ḥādid; Gk adid). Ezra
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hadid
Hadid. City in Benjamin (Neh 11:33) mentioned with Lod and Ono (Ezr 2:33; Neh 7:37) as the home of 720 Benjamites returning from the Babylonian captivity (Neh 11:34). In 1 Maccabees 12:38 and 13:13 the place is identified with Adida, which was fortified by Simon Maccabeus and later by Vespasian. A more
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hadid
Hadid hāʹdid [Heb. ḥāḏîḏ—‘sharp’; Gk. Hadida]. A town of Benjamin (Neh. 11:33f) which, along with Lod and Ono, was a home of exiles returning from Babylon (Ezr. 2:33; Neh. 7:37). It was located at the mouth of the valley of Aijalon NE of the coastal plain. It is included in the Karnak list of
Adida
Adida adʹə-də [GK. Adida]; OT Hadid. A town of the Benjamin tribe near Lod and Ono located on a hill facing the “plain country” of Judea, rebuilt and fortified by Simon Maccabeus (1 Macc. 12:38), who later encamped here to meet the army of Trypho (1 Macc. 13:13; Josephus Ant. xiii.6.5). Here Aretas
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hadid
HADID City in Benjamin (Neh 11:31–35) mentioned with Lod and Ono (Ezr 2:33; Neh 7:37) as the home of over 720 Benjamites returning from the Babylonian captivity (Neh 11:34). In 1 Maccabees 12:38 and 13:13 the place is identified with Adida, which was fortified by Simon Maccabeus and later by Vespasian.
Adida
ADIDA Town fortified by Simon Maccabeus (1 Macc 12:38; 13:13). Adida was in the foothills of southern Judea four miles (6.4 kilometers) east of Lydda between the Mediterranean coastal plain and the central highlands. It was probably identical with Hadid (Neh 11:34).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hadid
HADID. A town of Benjamin at the NW edge of the Shephelah, near the mouth of the Ajalon Valley, probably modern el-H\adéÆtheáh, about three miles ENE of Lod or Lydda (Ezr 2:33; Neh 7:37; 11:34) An earlier town of this name is included in the Karnak list of Thutmose III.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hadid
Hadid (Heb. ḥāḏɩ̂ḏ) (also ADIDA)A small city in the coastal plain, close to Lod (Ezra 2:33; Neh. 7:37). The Mishnah places it E of Diospolis/Lydda/Lod (m. ʿArak. 9:6). A number of Benjaminites who returned with Zerubbabel from exile in Babylon settled in Hadid (Neh. 11:34). Simon Maccabeus fortified
Adida
Adida (Gk. Adida)A Judean town which Simon Maccabeus fortified (1 Macc. 12:38) and where he encamped against Trypho (13:13). It is probably the same as Harim (Ezra 2:32)/Hadid (Neh. 7:37).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hadid
Hadid [hāˊdĭd] (Heb. ḥāḏîḏ “sharp”). A city of Benjamin located in the vicinity of Lod and Ono (Ezra 2:23 Neh. 7:37). According to Eusebius, Hadid (called Aditha) lay about 6.5 km. (4 mi.) northeast of Lydda (Lod) on a steep hill, the site of the modern village of el-Ḥadîtheh. This ancient
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Hadid; Adida
HADID; ADIDA A town in the Plain, close to Lod and Ono, where the tribe of Benjamin settled after the Restoration (Ezra 2:33, etc.). In the Hellenistic and Roman periods it was a fortress that had been built by Simon Maccabaeus (1 Macc, 12:38). It was later used to guard the roads connecting Lod with
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hadid
Ha´did (sharp), a place named, with Lod (Lydda) and Ono, only in the later books of the history. Ezra 2:33; Neh. 7:37; 11:34. In the time of Eusebius a town called Aditha or Adatha existed to the east of Diospolis (Lydda). This was probably Hadid.
Adida
Ad´ida, a fortified town near Jerusalem, probably the Hadid of Ezra 2:33, and referred to in 1 Macc. 12:38.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hadid
HA´DID (haʹdid; “sharp, pointed”). A place in Benjamin, 725 of whose inhabitants returned from captivity (Ezra 2:33; Neh. 7:37, where some copies read 721; 11:34). Located at Haditheh, three miles ENE of Lydda.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Hadid
Hadidpointed, a place in the tribe of Benjamin near Lydda, or Lod, and Ono (Ezra 2:33; Neh. 7:37). It is identified with the modern el-Haditheh, 3 miles east of Lydda.
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