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BEDAD (bē'dăd, Heb. bedhadh, alone). The father of Hadad, king of Edom (Gen.36.35; 1Chr.1.46).

BEDAD be’ dăd (בְּדַ֗ד, alone). An Edomite king, father of Hadad (Gen 36:35; 1 Chron 1:46). He is said to have reigned before Israel had a king.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

Father of Hadad, king of Edom "before there reigned any king over the children of Israel" (Ge 36:35; 1Ch 1:46).