Ben-hadad [N]

the standing title of the Syrian kings, meaning "the son of Hadad." (See HADADEZER .)

  • The king of Syria whom Asa, king of Judah, employed to invade Israel ( 1 Kings 15:18 ).

  • Son of the preceding, also king of Syria. He was long engaged in war against Israel. He was murdered probably by Hazael, by whom he was succeeded ( 2 Kings 8:7-15 ), after a reign of some thirty years.

  • King of Damascus, and successor of his father Hazael on the throne of Syria ( 2 Kings 13:3 2 Kings 13:4 ). His misfortunes in war are noticed by ( Amos 1:4 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Ben-hadad". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .