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Ben-hadad

the standing title of the Syrian kings, meaning “the son of Hadad

SEE: HADADEZER

The name of three biblical kings

  1. The king of Syria whom Asa, king of Judah, employed to invade Israel (1 Kings 15:18).

  2. Son of the preceding, also king of Syria. He was long engaged in war against Israel. He was murdered probably by Hazael, by whom he was succeeded (2 Kings 8:7-15), after a reign of some thirty years.

  3. King of Damascus, and successor of his father Hazael on the throne of Syria (2 Kings 13:3, 4). His misfortunes in war are noticed by Amos (1:4).