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2 Kings 16:9

Overview - 2 Kings 16
Ahaz's wicked reign.
Ahaz, assailed by Rezin and Pekah, hires Tiglath-pileser against them.
10 Ahaz, sending a pattern of an altar from Damascus to Urijah, diverts the brazen altar to his own devotions.
17 He spoils the temple.
19 Hezekiah succeeds him.
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2 Kings 16:9  (King James Version)
And the king of Assyria hearkened unto him: for the king of Assyria went up against Damascus, and took it, and carried the people of it captive to Kir, and slew Rezin.
 


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M. 3264. B.C. 740. went up.
2 Chronicles 28:5

Foretold
Amos 1:3-5

Damascus
Hebrew Dammesek. Kir.
Josephus informs us that this place was in Upper Media; and it is clear that it must be understood of some city or country in the dominions of the king of Assyria. It is highly probable that it was the country on the banks of the river [Kuros,] Cyrus, or Kyrus, now called Kur, or Kura; and we find cities called Cyropolis, Cyrena, and Carine, mentioned by writers as lying in these parts, and a part of Media, called Syromedia, as it is thought, from the Syrians who were carried captive thither.
Isaiah 22:6 ; Amos 9:7

slew Rezin
Isaiah 7:16 ; 9:11
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