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Dictionaries :: Hadrach

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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Hadrach:

the name of a country (Zec 9:1) which cannot be identified. Rawlinson would identify it with Edessa. He mentions that in the Assyrian inscriptions it is recorded that "Shalmanezer III. made two expeditions, the first against Damascus B.C. 773, and the second against Hadrach B.C. 772; and again that Asshurdanin-il II. made expeditions against Hadrach in B.C. 765 and 755."

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

Hadrach:

point; joy of tenderness

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Hadrach:

ha'-drak, had'-rak (chadhrakh): "The land of Hadrach" is mentioned only once in Scripture (Zec 9:1), and there it is grouped with Damascus, Hamath, Tyre and Sidon. It may be safely identified with the "Hatarikka" of the Assyrian inscriptions, against which Assur-dan III made expeditions in his 1st (772 BC), 8th and 18th years. It also appears in inscriptions of Tiglath-pileser III. They place it in the North of Lebanon.

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Hadrach:

(dwelling) a country of Syria, mentioned once only, by the prophet Zechariah (Zechariah 9:1). The addition of the district, with its borders, is here generally stated; but the name itself seems to have wholly disappeared. It still remains unknown.

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