Atad (Ay´tad; from Akkadian etidu)

Translated “thorns” (Ps 58:9) and “bramble” (Judg 9:14-15) and transliterated (Gen 50:10-11). In Genesis it refers to a threshing floor east of the Jordan where Jacob’s family mourned his death, causing a renaming of the place.

Ps 58:9

9Sooner than your pots can feel the heat of thorns,
whether green or ablaze, may he sweep them away!

Judg 9:14-15

14So all the trees said to the bramble,
‘You come and reign over us.’15And the bramble said to the trees,
‘If in good faith you are anointing me king over you,
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Gen 50:10-11

10When they came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, they held there a very great and sorrowful lamentation; and he observed a time of m ... View more

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