Hadad [Hā’dăd]—mighty or fierceness.
- A son of Bedad, king of Edom and of the city of Avith (Gen. 36:35, 36; 1 Chron. 1:46, 47).
- An Edomite prince of Solomon’s time (1 Kings 11:4-25).
- Eighth son of Ishmael, and grandson of Abraham (Gen. 25:15; 1 Chron. 1:30). Also called Hadar.
- The last of the early kings of Edom (1 Chron. 1:50, 51). This is the Hadar of Genesis 36:39 who, as a child, escaped massacre under Joab, David’s general.
Devotional content drawn from All the Men of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer. Used with permission.