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).
35Husham died, and Hadad son of Bedad, who defeated Midian in the country of Moab, succeeded him as king, the name of his city being Avith.
Adversaries of Solomon
14Then the Lord raised up an adversary against Solomon, Hadad the Edomite; he was of the royal house in Edom.15For when David was in Edom ... View more
30Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema,
39Baal-hanan son of Achbor died, and Hadar succeeded him as king, the name of his city being Pau; his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, daughte ... View more
50When Baal-hanan died, Hadad succeeded him; the name of his city was Pai, and his wife's name Mehetabel daughter of Matred, daughter of Me-zahab.51And Hadad di ... View more
11On that day the mourning in Jerusalem will be as great as the mourning for Hadad-rimmon in the plain of Megiddo.