A'mad (Hebrew Amad', עִמעָד, people of duration; Sept. Α᾿μαάθ v. r. Α᾿μιήλ, Vulg. Α᾿μιήλ), a town near the border of Asher mentioned between Alammelech and Misheal, as if in a southerly or westerly course (Jos 19:26). Schwarz (Palest. p. 192) thinks it is the modern village Al-Mead, a few miles north of Acco, meaning apparently the place called Em el-Amed, with extensive ruins near the sea-coast, the identity of which with the ancient Amad is also suggested by Thomson (Land and Book, 1, 469); but we should otherwise look for a more south-easterly position, and one on the boundary. The same objection applies to the location proposed by Van de Velde (Memoir, p. 284) at Um el-'Amad, on the shore south of Tyre, which, however, contains no ruins (Robinson, later Researches, 3, 113). It may not improbably be identified with Shefa 'Omar or Shefa 'Amar (perhaps עמד for עמעד), a large market-town on a ridge east of Haifa, with streets of shops and a large deserted castle (Robinson, later Researches, 3, 103).