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A son of Eliada and enemy of Solomon (1 Kgs 11:23–25). Rezon, an officer of King Hadadezer, abandoned his position with Hadadezer and assembled his own army. He then went to Damascus and appointed himself king of Damascus and Syria.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
REZON (PERSON) [Heb rĕzôn (רְזֹון)]. An Aramean ruler who appears in 1 Kgs 11:23–25 as an adversary of Solomon. Nothing is known of him besides what is found in this brief passage. Rezon is said to have been an officer of Hadadezer, king of Zobah, who abandoned his position, presumably soon after Hadadezer
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Rezon rēʹzən, reʹzon [Heb. rezôn; LXX Esrōm]. An Aramean, son of Eliada, and foe of Solomon (1 K. 11:23). After Aram-zobah had fallen to David, Rezon, an underling of defeated King Hadadezer of Zobah, established himself with a small army in the Aramean city of Damascus (11:24). Rezon is often identified
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Rezon (ree´zuhn; Heb., “potentate”), the son of Eliadah (1 Kings 11:23), one of the adversaries raised by God against Solomon on account of Solomon’s sin in taking foreign wives. He is sometimes identified with Hezion (1 Kings 15:18), the Aramean Rezon who mutinied against Hadadezer and established in
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
REZON. Son of Eliadah, who had fled from Hadadezer, king of Zobah (1 Kgs 11:23). When David defeated Hadadezer (2 Sam 8:3), Rezon gathered a force about him and established himself as king of Damascus (1 Kgs 11:23–25). From this position at Damascus, Rezon harassed Israel during the reign of Solomon,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
REZON. The son of Eliadah, who fled with a band of followers when David attacked Hadadezer of Zobah (1 Ki. 11:23–24). He occupied Damascus and became its ruler, opposing Israel during the reign of Solomon in alliance with Hadad of Edom (v. 25). He later ‘reigned over Syria’, and is thus thought to have
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Rezon (Heb. rĕzôn)The son of Eliada who escaped from his master, King Hadadezer of Zobah, and headed a “marauding band.” Subsequently he founded the Syrian kingdom of Damascus and became, as the ruler of much of Syria, an enemy of Solomon (1 Kgs. 11:23–25). Some scholars identify him with Hezion,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Rezon [rēˊzən] (Heb. rezôn “prince”). The son of Eliada who escaped from his master, King Hadadezer of Zobah, headed a “marauding band.” Subsequently he founded the Syrian kingdom of Damascus and became, as the ruler of much of Syria, an enemy of Solomon (1 Kgs. 11:23–25). He may be the same as Hezion
Catholic Bible Dictionary
REZON The son of Eliada who became the ruler of Damascus and an enemy of Solomon. Described as an officer in the service of Hadadezer, king of Zobah, he left his post following the king’s defeat by David (2 Sam 10:15–19) and then mounted a coup that ended with the seizure of Damascus and the proclamation
Smith’s Bible Dictionary