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Bible Names N-Z: Rezon




Rezon in Easton's Bible Dictionary prince, son of Eliadah. Abandoning the service of Hadadezer, the king of Zobah, on the occasion of his being defeated by David, he became the "captain over a band" of marauders, and took Damascus, and became king of Syria (1 Kings 11:23-25; 2 Sam. 8:3-8). For centuries after this the Syrians were the foes of Israel. He "became an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon."

Rezon in Fausset's Bible Dictionary (See HADAREZER.) 1 Kings 11:23-24. Gathered the Syrian remnant, after David's slaughter of his master Hadadezer (2 Samuel 8:3-8), and set up a petty kingdom at Damascus, and thence harassed Solomon's kingdom. See also Josephus, Ant. 8:7, section 6.

Rezon in Hitchcock's Bible Names lean; small; secret; prince

Rezon in Naves Topical Bible -(A king of Damascus) -An adversary of Solomon 1Ki 11:23-25

Rezon in Smiths Bible Dictionary (prince), son of Eliadah, a Syrian, who when David defeated Hadadezer king of Zobah, put himself at the head of a band of freebooters and set up a petty kingdom at Damascus. 1Ki 11:23 He harassed the kingdom of Solomon during his whole reign. (B.C. 1043-975.)

Rezon in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE re'-zon (rezon; Rhazon): Son of Eliadah, and a subject of Hadadezer, king of Zobah (1 Ki 11:23). The name appears to be given as chezyon; Hazein (1 Ki 15:18; see HEZION), where he is the father of Tabrimmon, whose son Ben-hadad I is known through his leaaue with Asa, king of Judah. When David conquered Zobah, Rezon renounced his allegiance to Hadadezer and became powerful as an independent chief, capturing Damascus and setting up as king. Along with Hadad, the noted Edomite patriot, he became a thorn in the side of Solomon, the one making himself obnoxious in the South, the other in the North, of the kingdom of Israel, both being animated with a bitter hatred of the common foe. It is said of Rezon that he "reigned over Syria" (1 Ki 11:25), and if the surmise adopted by many scholars is correct that he is the same as Hezion (1 Ki 15:18), then he was really the founder of the dynasty of Syrian kings so well known in the history of this period of Israel; and the line would run: Rezon, Tabrimmon, Ben-hadad I, and Ben-hadad II.

Rezon Scripture - 1 Kings 11:23 And God stirred him up [another] adversary, Rezon the son of Eliadah, which fled from his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah:

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