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Adida

ADIDA ăd’ ə də (Αδιδα). A town situated on a hill above the plains of Judea on a road leading from Jerusalem to the coast. Probably the same as the OT Hadid. It was fortified by [[Simon Maccabeus]] and used by him to meet the army of Tryphon (1 Macc 13:13; Jos. Antiq. XIII. vi. 5). Here also Aretas, king of Arabia, defeated Alexander Janneus in battle (Jos. Antiq. XIII. xv. 2). International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915) (Adida). A town of the Benjamin tribe near Lod and Ono located upon a hill facing the "plain country" of Judea, rebuilt and fortified by Simon Maccabee (1 Macc 12:38), who later encamped here to meet the army of Tryphon (1 Macc 13:13; Ant, XIII, vi, 5). It was also here that Aretas, king of Arabia, met Alexander Janneus in battle and defeated him (Ant., XIII, xv, 2). Perhaps the El-Haditheh of today located about three miles east of Lydda or Lod. See [[Hadid]].