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hazael


hazael


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hazael 
  whom  God  beholds,  an  officer  of  Ben-hadad  II.,  king  of  Syria, 
  who  ultimately  came  to  the  throne,  according  to  the  word  of  the 
  Lord  to  Elijah  (1  Kings  19:15),  after  he  had  put  the  king  to 
  death  (2  Kings  8:15).  His  interview  with  Elisha  is  mentioned  in 
  2  Kings  8.  The  Assyrians  soon  after  his  accession  to  the  throne 
  came  against  him  and  defeated  him  with  very  great  loss  and 
  three  years  afterwards  again  invaded  Syria,  but  on  this  occasion 
  Hazael  submitted  to  them  He  then  turned  his  arms  against 
  Israel,  and  ravaged  "all  the  land  of  Gilead,"  etc  (2  Kings 
  10:33),  which  he  held  in  a  degree  of  subjection  to  him  (13:3-7, 
  22).  He  aimed  at  the  subjugation  also  of  the  kingdom  of  Judah, 
  when  Joash  obtained  peace  by  giving  him  "all  the  gold  that  was 
  found  in  the  treasures  of  the  house  of  the  Lord,  and  in  the 
  king's  house"  (2  Kings  12:18;  2  Chr.  24:24).  He  reigned  about 
  forty-six  years  (B.C.886-840),  and  was  succeeded  on  the  throne 
  by  his  son  Ben-hadad  (2  Kings  13:22-25),  who  on  several 
  occasions  was  defeated  by  Jehoash,  the  king  of  Israel,  and 
  compelled  to  restore  all  the  land  of  Israel  his  father  had 
  taken 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Hazael,  that  sees  God