Ben-hadad (king of Syria)
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Often referred to as Ben-Hadad II. An Aramean king of Damascus; ostensibly the son and successor of Ben-Hadad, son of Tabrimmon. The name means “son of Hadad,” in reference to the Semitic weather deity.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
BEN-HADAD (PERSON) [Heb ben-hădad (בֶּן־הֲדַד)]. The name of at least two kings of Aram-Damascus in the 9th and 8th centuries b.c.e. The name Ben-Hadad is a Hebraized version of the original Aramaic name, Bir-Hadad, meaning “son of (the god) Hadad.” The two certain Ben-Hadads are Ben-Hadad, son of Tab-Rimmon
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ben-hadad. Title of two or possibly three kings of Syria, meaning “son of Hadad.” Hadad was the Syrian storm god probably identical with Rimmon (2 Kgs 5:18).1. Ben-hadad I, son of Tabrimmon and grandson of Hezion. In spite of a history of Syrian hostility to Israel, Ben-hadad I entered into an alliance
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ben-hadad (king of Syria)
2. If three Ben-hadads are to be distinguished, the second Damascene ruler of this name probably commenced his reign about 860 b.c., and as such would be the opponent of Ahab (874/73–853). According to 1 K. 20, Ben-hadad besieged Samaria and demanded the capitulation of the northern kingdom. His purpose
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BEN-HADAD Title of two or possibly three kings of Syria, meaning “son of Hadad.” Hadad was the Syrian storm god probably identical with Rimmon (2 Kgs 5:18).1. Ben-hadad I, son of Tabrimmon and grandson of Hezion. In spite of a history of Syrian hostility to Israel, Ben-hadad I entered into an alliance
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ben-hadad (ben-hay´dad; Heb., “son of Hadad”). A number of Assyrian kings were named Ben-hadad. Just how many there were—and which exploits are to be attributed to whom—are disputed. The following presents one popular reconstruction of the evidence.1 Ben-hadad I, son of Tabrimmon and king of Damascus
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BEN-HADAD. Contemporary with the rise of the state of Israel under David and Solomon, a dynasty of forceful kings built up the powerful rival kingdom of Syria N and E of Israel, with its capital at Damascus. Until both nations were finally swept away by Assyria, there was continual warfare between them.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
BEN-HADAD. Heb. form of Aramaic Bar- or Bir-Hadad, ‘son of Hadad’, name of either two or three rulers of the Aramaean kingdom of Damascus.1. Ben-hadad I is called ‘son of Tabrimmon, son of Hezion, king of Aram’ in 1 Ki. 15:18. In his 15th year (35th of the divided Monarchy), Asa of Judah vanquished
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ben-Hadad (Heb. ben-hăḏaḏ)Likely a throne name taken by the king of Damascus (Aram. Bir-hadad). Although scholars debate as to precisely how many rulers bore this name in the Bible and in epigraphic evidence preserved in Akkadian and Aramaic, probably three kings are attested.1. Ben-hadad I (ca.
Hadadezer (Heb. hăḏaḏʿezer)1. Aramean king of Zobah who was defeated by David; the son of Rehob (2 Sam. 8:3). The precise location of his city is not known, though scholars assume it was in the Beqaʿ Valley of Lebanon. It may be named in later Assyrian documents as a provincial center (ṣubatu) derived
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ben-Hadad [bĕn hāˊdăd] (Heb. ben-haḏaḏ “son of Hadad”). The name of several Syrian kings who reigned at Damascus.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
BEN-HADAD (Hebrew, “son of [the god] Hadad”) The name of at least two kings of Damascus.1. Ben-hadad, son of Tab-Rimmon, was bribed by Asa, king of Judah, to invade the territory of Israel in order to cripple the military ambitions of Baasha of Israel with regard to Judah (1 Kgs 15:18–20; 2 Chr 16:1–5).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ben-ha´dad (son of Hadad), the name of three kings of Damascus. Benhadad I, king of Damascus, which in his time was supreme in Syria. He made an alliance with Asa, and conquered a great part of the north of Israel. 1 Kings 15:18. His date is b.c. 950.Ben-hadad II, son of the preceding, and also king