Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)/Adar

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(1) A frontier town in the South of Chanaan (Num., xxxiv, 4; Jos., xv, 3). It has not been identified.

(2) King of Edom, Gen., xxxvi, 39, called Adad (R. V., Hadad), I Par., i, 50.

(3) The twelfth month of the Jewish year, corresponding approximately to the latter half of February and the first half of March.

(4) A Chaldean god. The name is found in the compound word Adramelech (Adar is Wing) in IV K., xvii, 31.

W.S. REILLY