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God of Thunder/Lightning in Assyrian/Babylonian and Aramaic mythology. A Semitic name, used primarily today by members of the Assyrian ethnic minority in the middle east. A derivative of this name is Adad.
-- Paul D  2/9/2010
Hadad is an Assyrio-Aramaic derivative of ADAD.
Kings of Assyria bore this name such as Shamshi-Adad and Adad-Nirari.

Aramean kings such as Hadadezzar used the Hadad variety.

Name now used by Assyrian and Syriac Christian ethnic minorities.
-- Paul D  2/9/2010

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