Hadad (son of Bedad)

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Hadad (Hebrew: הֲדַד), son of Bedad (בְּדַד), was a king of Edom mentioned in the Bible, in Genesis 36:31-43. He succeeded Husham in the apparently elective kingship of the Edomites. He is described as having moved the capital of Edom to Avith, and of defeating the Midianites in Moab.[1] He was succeeded by Samlah of Masrekah.[2]

According to David Mandel, Hadad's rule can be dated to the tenth century BCE.[3]


  1. ^ Genesis 36:35
  2. ^ Genesis 36:36
  3. ^ David Mandel (1 January 2010). Who's Who in the Jewish Bible. Jewish Publication Society. p. 133. ISBN 978-0-8276-1029-3.
Preceded by
King of Edom Succeeded by
Samlah of Masrekah