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1. King of Damascus. The Israelite Pekah's ally, always mentioned first in the war against Ahaz of Judah (Isaiah 7:4-8; Isaiah 7:8; Isaiah 17:1; 2 Kings 15:37; 2 Kings 16:5-9). (See PEKAH.) He previously attacked Jotham. Rezin wrested from Judah Elath on the gulf of Akabah of the Red Sea. But Ahaz invited Tiglath Pileser to his help, who took Damascus and slew Rezin, fulfilling Isaiah's prophecy. His aim had been to put a creature of his own on the throne of Judah, "the son of Tabeal." Tiglath Pileser having reduced Syria to be tributary before treated Rezin as a rebel, and carried away the Syrians captive to (See KIR . In the monuments records his defeat of Rezin and Damascus.
        2. A family of the Nethinim (Ezra 2:48; Nehemiah 7:50). A non-Israelite name.

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'rezin' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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