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Atad

Meaning: buckthorn

Atad was a place where Joseph and his brethren, when on their way from Egypt to Hebron with the remains of their father Jacob, made for seven days a “great and very sore lamentation.”

For this reason, the Canaanites called it “Abel-mizraim” (Gen. 50:10-11). It was probably near Hebron.

The word is rendered “bramble” in Judg. 9:14-15, and “thorns” in Ps. 58:9.