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Haza-el
        (whom God sees), a king of Damascus who reigned from about B.C. 886 to B.C. 840. He appears to have been previously a person in a high position at the court of Ben-hadad, and was sent by his master to Elisha to inquire if he would recover from the malady under which he was suffering. Elisha's answer led to the murder of Ben-hadad by his ambitious servant, who forthwith mounted the throne. 2Ki 8:7-15 He was soon engaged in war with the kings of Judah and Israel for the possession of the city of Ramoth-gilead. Ibid. 2Ki 8:28 Towards the close of the reign of Jehu, Hazael led the Syrians against the Israelites (about B.C. 860), whom he "smote in all their coasts," 2Ki 10:32 thus accomplishing the prophecy of Elisha. Ibid . 2Ki 8:12 At the close of his life, having taken Gath, ibid. 2Ki 12:17 comp. Amos 6:2
        he proceeded to attack Jerusalem, 2Ch 24:24 and was about to assault the city when Joash bribed him to retire. 2Ki 12:18 Hazael appears to have died about the year B.C. 840, 2Ki 13:24 having reigned forty-six years.


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