Meaning: Hadad is help (or helper)
also known as: Hadarezer
Meaning: Adod is his help
Hadadezer was king of Zobah. Hanun, the king of the Ammonites, hired, among others, the army of Hadadezer to assist him in his war against David. Joab, who was sent against this confederate host, found them in double battle array, the Ammonities toward their capital of Rabbah, and the Syrian mercenaries near Medeba.
After this, Hadadezer went north “to recover his border” (2 Sam. 8:3, King James Version); but rather, as the Revised King James Version renders, “to recover his dominion”, i.e., to recruit his forces.
All the spoils taken in this war, “shields of gold” and “very much brass,” from which afterwards the “brazen sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of brass” for the temple were made (1 Chr. 18:8), were brought to Jerusalem and dedicated to Jehovah.
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- HORSES in the Bible—David captured many of Hadadezer’s horses and chariots
- Jachin and Boaz—bronze columns for Solomon’s Temple
- Kings of the Bible