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hadadezer


hadadezer


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hadadezer 
  Hadad  is  help;  called  also  Hadarezer,  Adod  is  his  help,  the  king 
  of  Zobah.  Hanun,  the  king  of  the  Ammonites,  hired  among  others 
  the  army  of  Hadadezer  to  assist  him  in  his  war  against  David. 
  Joab,  who  was  sent  against  this  confederate  host,  found  them  in 
  double  battle  array,  the  Ammonities  toward  their  capital  of 
  Rabbah,  and  the  Syrian  mercenaries  near  Medeba.  In  the  battle 
  which  was  fought  the  Syrians  were  scattered,  and  the  Ammonites 
  in  alarm  fled  into  their  capital.  After  this  Hadadezer  went 
  north  "to  recover  his  border"  (2  Sam.  8:3,  A.V.);  but  rather,  as 
  the  Revised  Version  renders,  "to  recover  his  dominion",  i.e.,  to 
  recruit  his  forces.  Then  followed  another  battle  with  the  Syrian 
  army  thus  recruited,  which  resulted  in  its  being  totally  routed 
  at  Helam  (2  Sam.  10:17).  Shobach,  the  leader  of  the  Syrian  army, 
  died  on  the  field  of  battle.  The  Syrians  of  Damascus,  who  had 
  come  to  help  Hadadezer,  were  also  routed,  and  Damascus  was  made 
  tributary  to  David.  All  the  spoils  taken  in  this  war,  "shields 
  of  gold"  and  "very  much  brass,"  from  which  afterwards  the 
  "brasen  sea,  and  the  pillars,  and  the  vessels  of  brass"  for  the 
  temple  were  made  (1  Chr.  18:8),  were  brought  to  Jerusalem  and 
  dedicated  to  Jehovah.  Thus  the  power  of  the  Ammonites  and  the 
  Syrians  was  finally  broken,  and  David's  empire  extended  to  the 
  Euphrates  (2  Sam.  10:15-19;  1  Chr.  19:15-19). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Hadadezer,  beauty  of  assistance