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Hebrew: הֲדַד —transliteration: Hadad

This was the name of 4 Biblical men and a false god.

  1. Hadad, a false god of weather and storms

    also known as: Baal Hadad, Baal-Zephon, Ba'al Hadad, Ba'al/Hadadm Adad, Pidar, Rapiu, “the storm god,” Rammanu, or often simply Ba'al

    He was symbolized by the bull or wore a bull-horned headdress, and was introduced to Mesopotamia by the Amorites, where he became known as the Akkadian (Assyrian-Babylonian) god Adad.

    Heathen cities where he was worshipped include Baalbek, Gerdshin, and Ugarit.

    During the their exodus from Egypt, the Israelites worshiped a false idol in the shape of a golden calf, and they called it “El (God) the Bull.”

  2. Hadad, an Edomite king

    He defeated the Midianites (Genesis 36:35; 1 Chronicles 1:46)

  3. Hadad, another Edomite king

    …When Baal-hanan died, Hadad became king in his place; and the name of his city was Pai, and his wife’s name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab. … —1 Chronicles 1:50-51 excerpt

    He is also called Hadar (Genesis 36:39; 1 Chronicles 1:51)

  4. Hadad, a prince

    He was 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.

  5. Hadad (Hadar), son of Ishmael

    Hebrew: חֲדַד —transliteration: Chadad —meaning: fierce; sharp (a different Hebrew name than the preceding)

    This was the ninth son of Ishmael (1 Chronicles 1:29-31) and thus an Ishmaelite. He is also called Hadar (Genesis 25:15 KJV).

    Relatives of Hadad, the Ishmaelite

Article Version: July 2, 2021