Benhadad bĕnhā´dăd [key], in the Bible, kings of Damascus.
1 The son of Tabrimon, ally of Asa of Judah against Baasha of Israel. 2 Probably the son and successor of 1, leader of the coalition that withstood Shalmaneser III of Assyria at Karkar on the Orontes he continued the traditional enmity of his kingdom with Israel and defeated Ahab and Jehoshaphat. He was murdered and succeeded by Hazael. 3 Son of Hazael and contemporary of Jehoash of Israel, who defeated him in war. He also was Assyria's vassal.
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