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Adar

(1) A frontier town in the South of Chanaan (Numbers 34:4; Joshua 15:3). It has not been identified.

(2) King of Edom, Genesis 36:39, called Adad (R.V., Hadad), 1 Chronicles 1:50.

(3) The twelfth month of the Jewish year, corresponding approximately to the latter half of February and the first half of March.

(4) A Chaldean god. The name is found in the compound word Adramelech (Adar is Wing) in 2 Kings 17:31.

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APA citation. Reilly, W. (1907). Adar. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01136a.htm

MLA citation. Reilly, Wendell. "Adar." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01136a.htm>.

Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. March 1, 1907. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.

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