Arad

A Benjaminite

Hebrew name: עֲרָד (‘arad)

Name meaning: “wild donkey”

Arad, mentioned in 1 Chronicles 8:15, is a man of the tribe of Benjamin who lived during the time of Egypt and the wilderness. He is the son of Beriah and the brother of Ahio, Shashak, Jeremoth, Zebadiah, Eder, Michael, Ishpah, and Joha. The tribe of Benjamin was one of the twelve tribes of Israel, descended from Benjamin, the youngest son of Jacob. Arad is mentioned in the genealogy of Saul.

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