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Hazar-addar meaning

חצר־אדר
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🔼The name Hazar-addar in the Bible

The name Hazar-addar (or Hazaraddar, as some translations have it) occurs only once in the Bible. It's the name of a settlement on the southern border of Israel, as laid out by YHWH and declared to Moses (Numbers 34:4). Most scholars assume that Hazar-addar is the same as Addar, which was situated somewhere on the southern border of the territory allotted to the tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:3).

🔼Etymology of the name Hazar-addar

The name Hazar-addar consists of two elements. The first part is the same as the noun חצר (haser), meaning village:

The second part of our name comes from the verb אדר (adar), meaning to be great:

🔼Hazar-addar meaning

For a meaning of the name Hazar-addar, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Village Of Adar. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names translates both elements and reads Village Of Greatness. BDB Theological Dictionary does not interpret our name but does list it under the noun חצר (haser).

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