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Rezin

Rezin [N] [E] [H]

(firm ).

  1. King of Damascus. He attacked Jotham during the latter part of his reign, ( 2 Kings 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, ( 2 Kings 16:5 ; Isaiah 7:1 ) he "recovered Elath to Syria." ( 2 Kings 16:6 ) Soon after this he was attacked defeated and slain by Tiglath-pileser II, king of Assyria. ( 2 Kings 16:9 )
  2. One of the families of the Nethinim. ( Ezra 2:48 ; Nehemiah 7:50 ) (B.C. before 536.)

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Rezin'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.