All the Men of the Bible

Hadad [Hā’dăd]—mighty or fierceness.

  1. A son of Bedad, king of Edom and of the city of Avith (Gen. 36:35, 36; 1 Chron. 1:46, 47).
  2. An Edomite prince of Solomon’s time (1 Kings 11:4-25).
  3. Eighth son of Ishmael, and grandson of Abraham (Gen. 25:15; 1 Chron. 1:30). Also called Hadar.
  4. 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.

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