Ha'dar a various reading of two Heb. names. SEE ETS-HADAR.
1. CHADAR'(חֲדִר, perhaps chamber; Sept. Χοδδάν; Vulg. Hadar), a son of Ishmael (Ge 25:15); written in 1Ch 1:30, Chadad'(חֲדִד, Χονδάν, Hadad); but Gesenius supposes the former to be the true reading of the name. It has not been identified, in a satisfactory way, with the appellation of any tribe or place in Arabia, or on the Syrian frontier; but names identical with, or very closely resembling it, are not uncommon in those parts, and may contain traces of the Ishmaelitish tribe sprung from Hadar. The mountain Hadad, belonging to Teyma, SEE TEMA. on the borders of the Syrian desert, north of el-Medineh, is perhaps the most likely to be correctly identified with the ancient dwellings of this tribe; it stands among a group of names of the sons of Ishmael, containing Dumah, Kedar, and Temna. SEE HADAD, 2.
2. HADAR'(הֲדִר, perh. ornament; Sept. Α᾿ράδ v.r. Α᾿ράθ; Vulg. Adua), one of the Edomitish kings, successor of Baal-Hanan ben-Achbor (Ge 36:39); and, if we may so understand the statement of ver. 31, about contemporary with Saul. The name of his city, and the name and genealogy of his wife, are given. In the parallel list in 1 Chronicles 1, he appears as HADAD. We know from another source (1Ki 11:14, etc.) that 'Hadad was one of the names of the royal family of Edom. Indeed, it occurs in this very list (Ge 36:35). SEE HADAD, 4.