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Hadad

Adod; Meaning: brave(?), the name of a Syrian god.

This was the name of four biblical men:

  1. An Edomite king who defeated the Midianites (Gen. 36:35; 1 Chr. 1:46).

  2. Another Edomite king (1 Chr. 1:50,51), called also Hadar (Gen. 36:39; 1 Chr. 1:51).

  3. One of “the king’s seed in Edom.” He fled into Egypt, where he married the sister of Pharaoh’s wife (1 Kings 11:14-22). He became one of Solomon’s adversaries.

  4. Hadad; Meaning: sharp, (a different name in Hebrew from the preceding). This was one of the sons of Ishmael (1 Chr. 1:30). Called also Hadar (Gen. 25:15).

Author: Matthew G. Easton, with minor editing by Paul S. Taylor.