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Hadrach, the Land of

Fausset's Bible Dictionary

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A region of Syria. (Zechariah 9:1-2). Derived probably from HADAR or HADAD. (See HADAD.) Possibly another name for BIKATH AVEN (Amos 1:5). Maurer says it means in Syrian enclosed, i.e. Coelo-Syria, the western interior part of Syria; or its capital (Jerome). Hengstenberg makes it a symbolical name of Persia, Zechariah thereby avoiding offence to the government under which he lived; from haad "strong", and raq "weak"; strong then, but soon to be weakened by Alexander its conqueror. But the context implies a Syrian region. Gesenius thinks Hadrach was a Syrian king.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Hadrach, the Land of'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​fbd/​h/hadrach-the-land-of.html. 1949.
 
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