Atad

EASTON’S BIBLE DICTIONARY (1897 EDITION)

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Atad – buckthorn, a place where Joseph and his brethren, when on their way from Egypt to Hebron with the remains of their father Jacob, made for seven days a “great and very sore lamentation.”

On this account the Canaanites called it “Abel-mizraim” (Gen. 50:10, 11).

It was probably near Hebron.

The word is rendered “bramble” in Judg. 9:14, 15, and “thorns” in Ps. 58:9.

Noah Moses

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