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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.
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 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.
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 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.
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The plain of Esdraelon--"the battle-field of the nations"--only sets one to dreaming of Joshua, and Benhadad, and Saul, and Gideon; Tamerlane, Tancred, Coeur de Lion, and Saladin; the warrior Kings of Persia, Egypt's heroes, and Napoleon--for they all fought here.
500 personnes se sont reunies jeudi soir au stade Benhadad de Kouba autour d'un iftar dans une ambiance bon enfant.
In today's first reading from 2 Kings, we are told of the healing of Naaman, a Syrian commander in the army of his king, Benhadad II.
Marrant takes an example of this mode of communication from the biblical story of Benhadad and Ahab, leaders of the warring Syrians and Israelites:
and inherited a large and prosperous kingdom; secured access to the sea through his marriage to Jezebel of Tyre, daughter of the prince there; engaged in intermittent but fierce border warfare with Damascus, and suffered loss of territory when Mesha of Moab revolted; contributed the second-largest contingent of troops to the anti-Assyrian league of Benhadad II of Damascus, which defeated the invasion led by Shalmaneser III at the battle of Qarqar (854); reputedly died while on campaign against his erstwhile Damascene allies (c.