He is called the son of Achbor; but the name of his native city is not given. For this and other reasons, Marqaurt supposes that "son of Achbor" is a duplicate of "son of Beor" (Gen. 36:32), 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.
In the Books of Chronicles there is also a second man by this name, from the city of Geder. In 1 Chronicles 27:28 he is described as being responsible to King David for the care of olive and sycamore trees.
- William W. Hallo; K. Lawson Younger (1 January 2000). The Context of Scripture: Monumental inscriptions from the biblical world. Brill. p. 198. ISBN 978-90-04-10619-2.
- Josef Markwart (Joseph Marquart), Fundamente Israelitischer und Jüdischer Gesch. 1896, pp. 10 et seq.
- Joan E. Cook (1 December 2016). Genesis. Liturgical Press. p. 110. ISBN 978-0-8146-4768-4.