Hadad (Hay´dad)

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. In the Bible, “Hadad” survives chiefly in personal names (Gen 36:35; 1Kgs 11:14-22; 1Chr 1:30). In (Gen 36:39), the name of a certain king is given as “Hadad” in some manuscripts and “Hadar” in others (1Chr 1:50-51). The book of Zechariah once condemns the practice of offering lamentations for Hadad-rimmon, a god behind whose name we recognize the storm deity (Zech 12:11).

Gen 36:35

35Husham died, and Hadad son of Bedad, who defeated Midian in the country of Moab, succeeded him as king, the name of his city being Avith.

1Kgs 11:14-22

Adversaries of Solomon
14Then the Lord raised up an adversary against Solomon, Hadad the Edomite; he was of the royal house in Edom.15For when David was in Edom ... View more

1Chr 1:30

30Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema,

Gen 36:39

39Baal-hanan son of Achbor died, and Hadar succeeded him as king, the name of his city being Pau; his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, daughte ... View more

1Chr 1:50-51

50When Baal-hanan died, Hadad succeeded him; the name of his city was Pai, and his wife's name Mehetabel daughter of Matred, daughter of Me-zahab.51And Hadad di ... View more

Zech 12:11

11On that day the mourning in Jerusalem will be as great as the mourning for Hadad-rimmon in the plain of Megiddo.

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