Hadadezer


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Hadadezer

(hădədē`zər), in the Bible, king of Zobah, who led a Syrian coalition against David. The allies were eventually defeated and became tributaries. An alternate form is Hadarezer.
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He [Irhuleni] brought to help him 1,200 chariots, 1,200 cavalrymen, 20,000 foot soldiers of Hadadezer of Damascus; 700 chariots, 700 cavalrymen, 10,000 foot soldiers of Irhuleni from Hamat; 2,000 chariots, 10,000 foot soldiers of Ahab the Israelite; 500 soldiers from Gua, (2) 1,000 soldiers from Musri, (3) 10 chariots, 10,000 soldiers from Irqanata; 200 soldiers of Mattin-baal from Arvad; 200 soldiers from Usunata; 10 chariots, 1(?
Hadadezer of Damascus, as has been seen, was almost certainly the Ben-Hadad who had within the past three years launched and lost Aramaean Wars I and II against Israel, waged at about the same time Shalmaneser was battering Ahuni of Bit-Adini.
g) Rezon, son of Eliada, was an officer in the army of Hadadezer, king of Zobah, who became the leader of a band ([g.