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    Rezin in Easton's Bible Dictionary firm; a prince, a king of Syria, who joined Pekah (q.v.) in an invasion of the kingdom of Judah (2 Kings 15:37; 16:5- 9; Isa. 7:1-8). Ahaz induced Tiglath-pileser III. to attack Damascus, and this caused Rezin to withdraw for the purpose of defending his own kingdom. Damascus was taken, and Rezin was slain in battle by the Assyrian king, and his people carried into captivity, B.C. 732 (2 Kings 16:9).

    Rezin in Fausset's Bible Dictionary 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.

    Rezin in Hitchcock's Bible Names good-will; messenger

    Rezin in Naves Topical Bible -1. A king of Syria who harassed the southern kingdom (Judah) 2Ki 15:37; 16:5-9 Prophecy against Isa 7:1-9; 8:4-8; 9:11 -2. A returned Babylonian captive Ezr 2:48; Ne 7:50

    Rezin in Smiths Bible Dictionary (firm). 1. King of Damascus. He attacked Jotham during the latter part of his reign, 2Ki 15:37 but his chief war was with Ahaz, whose territories he invaded, in conjunction with Pekah about B.C. 741. Though unsuccessful is his siege of Jerusalem, 2Ki 16:5; Isa 7:1 he "recovered Elath to Syria." 2Ki 16:6 Soon after this he was attacked defeated and slain by Tiglath- pileser II, king of Assyria. 2Ki 16:9 2. One of the families of the Nethinim. Ezr 2:48; Ne 7:50 (B.C. before 536.)

    Rezin in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE re'-zin (retsin; Rhaasson): The last of the kings of Syria who reigned in Damascus (2 Ki 15:37; 16:5-10; Isa 7:1; 8:4- 7). Alona with Pekah, the son of Remaliah, who reigned 20 years over Israel in Samaria, he joined in the Syro- Ephraimitic war aaainst Ahaz, the king of Judah. Together they laid siege to Jerusalem, but were unsuccessful in the effort to take it (2 Ki 16:5; Isa 7:1). It was to calm the fears, and to restore the fainting spirits of the men of Judah, that Isaiah was commissioned by the Lord to assure them that the schemes of "these two tails of smoking firebrands" (Isa 7:4) were destined to miscarry. It was then, too, that the sign was aiven of the vigin who should conceive, and bear a son, and should call his name Immanuel. Rezin had to content himself on this campaign to the South with the capture of Elath from the men of Judah and its restoration to the men of Edom, from whom it had been taken and made a seaport by Solomon (2 Ki 16:6, where it is agareed that "Syria" and "Syrians" should be read "Edom" and "Edomites," which in the Hebrew script are easy to be mistaken for one another, and are in fact often mistaken). Rezin, however, had a more formidable enemy to encounter on his return to Damascus. Ahaz, like kings of Judah before and after him, placed his reliance more on the arm of flesh than on the true King of his people, and appealed to Tiglath- pileser III, of Assyria, for help. Ahaz deliberately sacrificed the independence of his country in the terms of his offer of submission to the Assyrian: "I am thy servant and thy son" (2 Ki 16:7). Tiglath-pileser had already carried his arms to the West and ravaged the northern border of Israel; and now he crossed the Euphrates and hastened to Damascus, slaying Rezin and carrying his people captive to Kir (2 Ki 16:9). In the copious Annals of Tialath-pileser, Rezin figures with the designation Racunu(ni), but the tablet recording his death, found and read by Sir Henry Rawlinson, has been irrecoverably lost, and only the fact of its existence and loss remains (Schrader, COT, I, 252, 257). With the death of Rezin the kingdom of Damascus and Syria came to an end. Rezin, Sons of: Mentioned among the Nethinim (Ezr 2:48), who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel from captivity (compare Neh 7:50).

    Rezin in Wikipedia King Rezin of Aram or Rasin of Syria in DRB (Hebrew: רְצִין, Modern {{{2}}} Tiberian {{{3}}}; Latin: Rasin) ruled from Damascus during the 8th century BC. During his reign he was a tributary of King Tiglath-pileser III of Assyria.[1] Rezin's reign ended around 732 BC when Tiglath-pileser sacked Damascus and annexed Aram.[2] According to the Bible, the sack of Damascus was instigated by King Ahaz of Judah and ended in Rezin's execution (2 Kings 16:7-9 ). The execution of Rezin is neither confirmed nor disconfirmed by independent evidence.[3]

    Rezin Scripture - 2 Kings 16:6 At that time Rezin king of Syria recovered Elath to Syria, and drave the Jews from Elath: and the Syrians came to Elath, and dwelt there unto this day.

    Rezin Scripture - Ezra 2:48 The children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda, the children of Gazzam,

    Rezin Scripture - Nehemiah 7:50 The children of Reaiah, the children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda,