Henadad (Hen´uh-dad; Heb., “Hadad [a deity] is gracious”)

A shortened form of Henhadad. 1 The “father” of two postexilic inhabitants of Jerusalem, Bavvai and Binnui, who helped repair the city walls. It is almost certain that the ancestral head of the family group is meant here rather than the actual father, with “son” of Henadad meaning “descendant” (Neh 3:18; Neh 3:24; Neh 10:9); possibly the head of the family group in 2. 2 A levitical family group (“sons of Henadad”) who helped supervise the workmen in the rebuilding of the Temple following the exile (Ezra 3:9).

Neh 3:18

18After him their kin made repairs: Binnui, son of Henadad, ruler of half the district of Keilah;

Neh 3:24

24After him Binnui son of Henadad repaired another section, from the house of Azariah to the Angle and to the corner.

Neh 10:9

9And the Levites: Jeshua son of Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of Henadad, Kadmiel;

Ezra 3:9

9And Jeshua with his sons and his kin, and Kadmiel and his sons, Binnui and Hodaviah along with the sons of Henadad, the Levites, their sons and kin, together t ... View more

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