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Ben-hadad (son of Hazael)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Often referred to as Ben-Hadad III. Aramean king of Damascus during the reign of Jehoahaz (2 Kgs 13:3; 2 Kgs 13:24–25). The name means “son of Hadad,” in reference to the Semitic weather deity.It does not appear that this Ben-Hadad was related to the earlier kings of the same name: Ben-Hadad, son of Tabrimmon and King Ahab’s enemy Ben-Hadad. The reign of that bloodline was interrupted when Hazael usurped the throne of Aram (after killing the Ben-Hadad who had opposed Ahab; 2 Kgs 8:7–15). When Hazael died, he was succeeded by his own son named Ben-Hadad (2 Kgs 13:24).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ben-Hadad, Son of Hazael
Ben-Hadad, Son of Hazael (בֶּן־הֲדַד‎, ben-hadad). Often referred to as Ben-Hadad III. Aramean king of Damascus during the reign of Jehoahaz (2 Kgs 13:3; 2 Kgs 13:24–25). The name means “son of Hadad,” in reference to the Semitic weather deity.It does not appear that this Ben-Hadad was related to the
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ben-Hadad (Person)
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
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 (son of Hazael)
3. The third Ben-hadad, following the above pattern, was the son of Hazael and reigned from ca 796 to 770 b.c. He continued his father’s oppression of Israel into the reign of Jehoash (798–782/81), who in fulfillment of the prophecy of the dying Elisha was able to repel Ben-hadad III (2 K. 13:14–19,
Ben-Hadad
Ben-Hadad ben-hāʹdad [Heb. ben-haḏaḏ; Gk. hyiós Hader]. The name of either two or three rulers of the Aramean kingdom of Damascus. Ben-hadad seems to have become a general designation for the kings of Syria (Am. 1:4; Jer. 49:27).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ben-Hadad
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-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
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
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
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.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ben-Hadad
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
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-hadad
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
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