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Hadad (Bible)

Multiple biblical characters with the name Hadad (Hadar) existed.

  • Hadad is the name of Semitic storm god.
  • Abraham's son Ishmael had a son named Hadar who was a chief.[1]
  • Hadad ben Bedad, an early king of Edom.
  • Hada, the last king of Edom[2][3] He ruled from Pau, Edom,[4] which some biblical scholars identify as an Egyptian city. Hadad’s wife was Queen Mehetabel ("God makes happy"), daughter of Matred and granddaughter of Me-Zahab.[5]
  • Hadad, a member of the royal house of Edom, who married the Pharaoh's wife's (Queen Tahpenes) sister and escaped the massacre under Joab, fleeing to Egypt.[6]

Notes

  1. ^ Genesis 25:12-18
  2. ^ Genesis 36:39.
  3. ^ Kabbalah of Creation: The Mysticism of Isaac Luria, Founder of Modern Kabbalah. Edited by Eliahu Klein.
  4. ^ 1 Chronicles 1:50
  5. ^ Mehetabel
  6. ^ 1 Kings 11:17-19
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