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Benhadad(bĕnhā`dăd), in the Bible, kings of Damascus.
1 The son of Tabrimon, ally of AsaAsa
, in the Bible, king of Judah, son and successor of Abijah. He was a good king, zealous in his extirpation of idols. When Baasha of Israel took Ramah (a few miles N of Jerusalem), Asa bought the help of Benhadad of Damascus and recaptured Ramah. His son Jehoshaphat succeeded him.
..... Click the link for more information. of Judah against Baasha of Israel.
2 Probably the son and successor of (1,) leader of the coalition that withstood Shalmaneser III of Assyria at Karkar on the Orontes; he continued the traditional enmity of his kingdom with Israel and defeated AhabAhab
, d. c.853 B.C., king of Israel (c.874–c.853 B.C.), son and successor of Omri (1.) Ahab was one of the greatest kings of the northern kingdom. He consolidated the good foreign relations his father had fostered, and Israel was at peace during much of his reign.
..... Click the link for more information. and Jehoshaphat. He was murdered and succeeded by Hazael.
3 Son of Hazael and contemporary of Jehoash of Israel, who defeated him in war. He also was Assyria's vassal.