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Hazael
        whom God beholds, an officer of Ben-hadad II., king of Syria,
        who ultimately came to the throne, according to the word of the
        Lord to Elijah (1 Kings 19:15), after he had put the king to
        death (2 Kings 8:15). His interview with Elisha is mentioned in
        2 Kings 8. The Assyrians soon after his accession to the throne
        came against him and defeated him with very great loss; and
        three years afterwards again invaded Syria, but on this occasion
        Hazael submitted to them. He then turned his arms against
        Israel, and ravaged "all the land of Gilead," etc. (2 Kings
        10:33), which he held in a degree of subjection to him (13:3-7,
        22). He aimed at the subjugation also of the kingdom of Judah,
        when Joash obtained peace by giving him "all the gold that was
        found in the treasures of the house of the Lord, and in the
        king's house" (2 Kings 12:18; 2 Chr. 24:24). He reigned about
        forty-six years (B.C.886-840), and was succeeded on the throne
        by his son Ben-hadad (2 Kings 13:22-25), who on several
        occasions was defeated by Jehoash, the king of Israel, and
        compelled to restore all the land of Israel his father had
        taken.
Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'Hazael' Eastons Bible Dictionary".
bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.

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