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Baal-hanan ben Achbor was a king of Edom mentioned in the Bible, in Genesis 36:31-43. He succeeded Saul of Rehoboth in the apparently elective kingship of the early Edomites. His name, which means "Baal is gracious", may indicate that the cult of the Baalim existed in Edom.

He is called the son of Achbor; but the name of his native city is not given. For this and other reasons, Marquart ("Fundamente Israelitischer und Jüdischer Gesch." 1896, pp. 10 et seq.) supposes that "son of Achbor" is a duplicate of "son of Beor" (Gen. xxxvi. 32), and that "Baal-hanan" in the original text is given as the name of the father of the next king, Hadar.

The date and even historicity of his reign are unknown, as he is not mentioned in any other surviving source.

Preceded by:
Saul of Rehoboth
King of Edom
Succeeded by:
Hadar

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