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ADDAN ăd’ ən (אַדָּ֖ן, meaning unknown; the name appears as Addon, ad dōn’ in Neh 7:61). An unidentified site in Babylonia from which certain exiles returned to Jerusalem with Ezra. These were unable to produce genealogies to prove Israelite and priestly ancestry (Ezra 2:59; Neh 7:61).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

A name mentioned in the list of the returning exiles (Ezr 2:59, duplicated in Ne 7:61). It is one of several names of Babylonian localities from which came men who were unable to declare their genealogy as Israelites.

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