Hadrach

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Hadrach (Hebrew: חַדְרָךְ‎) is a Biblical name, denoting a place, a king or a deity revered on the boundaries of Damascus. It is only mentioned once in the bible: Zechariah 9:1. It is generally thought to have been North of Lebanon.[1]

According to George L. Klein,[2] Hadrach has been identified with the Assyrian place-name Hatarikka,[3] or Aramean Hazrik (the capital of Luhuti) possibly located at Tell Afis.

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  1. ^ The Illustrated Bible Dictionary page 598 ISBN 978-0-8308-1460-2
  2. ^ Klein, George A. (2008). Zechariah. The New American Commentary. 21B. p. 260. 
  3. ^ Pritchard, James B. (ed.). Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament. pp. 282–283.