Hadad

Hadad (Hay´dad)

A Semitic storm god, also known as Haddu, Adad, and Addu. The meaning of the name is unclear, but it may be connected with the noise of a storm. In the Bible, “Hadad” survives chiefly in personal names (Gen 36:35; 1Kgs 11:14-22; 1Chr 1:30). In (Gen 36:39), the name of a certain king is given as “Hadad” in some manuscripts and “Hadar” in others (1Chr 1:50-51). The book of Zechariah once condemns the practice of offering lamentations for Hadad-rimmon, a god behind whose name we recognize the storm deity (Zech 12:11).

Gen 36:35

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1Kgs 11:14-22

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1Chr 1:30

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Gen 36:39

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1Chr 1:50-51

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Zech 12:11

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