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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

lean; small; secret; prince

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(prince), son of Eliadah, a Syrian, who when David defeated Hadadezer king of Zobah, put himself at the head of a band of freebooters and set up a petty kingdom at Damascus. (1 Kings 11:23) He harassed the kingdom of Solomon during his whole reign. (B.C. 1043-975.)

ATS Bible Dictionary

The founder of a dynasty in Syria-Damascus in the time of David, and a great annoyance to Solomon, 1 Kings 11:23-25. He had been an officer under Hadadezer king of Zobah.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Prince, son of Eliadah. Abandoning the service of Hadadezer, the king of Zobah, on the occasion of his being defeated by David, he became the "captain over a band" of marauders, and took Damascus, and became king of Syria (1 Kings 11:23-25; 2 Samuel 8:3-8). For centuries after this the Syrians were the foes of Israel. He "became an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon."
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

re'-zon (rezon; Rhazon): Son of Eliadah, and a subject of Hadadezer, king of Zobah (1 Kings 11:23). The name appears to be given as chezyon; Hazein (1 Kings 15:18; see HEZION), where he is the father of Tabrimmon, whose son Ben-hadad I is known through his leaaue with Asa, king of Judah. When David conquered Zobah, Rezon renounced his allegiance to Hadadezer and became powerful as an independent chief, capturing Damascus and setting up as king. Along with Hadad, the noted Edomite patriot, he became a thorn in the side of Solomon, the one making himself obnoxious in the South, the other in the North, of the kingdom of Israel, both being animated with a bitter hatred of the common foe. It is said of Rezon that he "reigned over Syria" (1 Kings 11:25), and if the surmise adopted by many scholars is correct that he is the same as Hezion (1 Kings 15:18), then he was really the founder of the dynasty of Syrian kings so well known in the history of this period of Israel; and the line would run: Rezon, Tabrimmon, Ben-hadad I, and Ben-hadad II.


Burney on 1 Kings 11:23 and 15:18 in Notes on Hebrew Text of Books of Kings; Winckler, Alttest. Untersuchunaen, 60;.

T. Nicol.

Strong's Hebrew
7331. Rezon -- an Aramean (Syrian) of Solomon's time
... 7330, 7331. Rezon. 7332 . an Aramean (Syrian) of Solomon's time. Transliteration:
Rezon Phonetic Spelling: (rez-one') Short Definition: Rezon. ...
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The Nations of the North-East
... Damascus revolted under Rezon; and though in the war that ensued Solomon succeeded
in keeping the cities of Zobah which kept guard over the caravan road, it ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter iv the nations of.htm

Babylonia and Assyria
... tribute to the conqueror (BC738). Among these were Rezon of Damascus and
Menahem of Samaria. Tiglath-pileser was still known in ...
/.../early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter vi babylonia and assyria.htm

Solomon's Repentance
... And God stirred him up another adversary, Rezon, . . . captain over a band," who
"abhorred Israel, and reigned over Syria. And Jeroboam, . . . ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 5 solomons repentance.htm

A Ruler who Wronged his People
... gods. Then God raised up as a foe against him Rezon, the son of Eliada,
who had fled from his master, Hadadezer, king of Zobah. ...
/...// childrens bible/a ruler who wronged his.htm

Solomon's Reign.
... who threw off the Hebrew part of Edom independently: (2) that of Adad, the Midianite,
who defiled the authority of Solomon; (3) that of Rezon, the Aramean, who ...
/.../tidwell/the bible period by period/chapter xii solomons reign.htm

How Solomon Grew Rich, and Fell Desperately in Love with Women and ...
... under by many garrisons, and an innovation was not to be made with safety, he removed
thence, and came into Syria; there he lighted upon one Rezon, who had run ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 7 how solomon grew.htm

Sargon of Assyria (722-705 BC )
... enough to pay tribute, proclaimed himself king, and in the space of a few months
revived under his own leadership the coalition which Hadadezer and Rezon II. ...
/.../chapter iiisargon of assyria 722-705.htm

The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 6. <. ...
/.../chapter iiithe hebrews and the.htm

Tiglath-Pileser iii. And the Organisation of the Assyrian Empire ...
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 7. <. ...
/.../chapter iitiglath-pileser iii and the.htm

Rezon (3 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. REZON. re'-zon (rezon; Rhazon): Son of Eliadah,
and a subject of Hadadezer, king of Zobah (1 Kings 11:23). ...
/r/rezon.htm - 9k

Zobah (15 Occurrences)
...Rezon, son of Eliada, now broke away from Hadadezer and, getting possession of
Damascus, set up a kingdom hostile to Israel (1 Kings 11:23-25). ...
/z/zobah.htm - 15k

Damascus (58 Occurrences)
... the time of David, when "the Syrians of Damascus came to succour Hadadezer" (qv),
2 Samuel 8:5; 1 Chronicles 18:5. In the reign of Solomon, Rezon became leader ...
/d/damascus.htm - 45k

Eliada (4 Occurrences)
... (3) Father of Rezon, an "adversary" of Solomon (1 Kings 11:23, the King James Version
"Eliadah"). Multi-Version Concordance Eliada (4 Occurrences). ...
/e/eliada.htm - 8k

Eliadah (1 Occurrence)
... (3) Father of Rezon, an "adversary" of Solomon (1 Kings 11:23, the King James Version
"Eliadah"). Multi-Version Concordance Eliadah (1 Occurrence). ...
/e/eliadah.htm - 7k

Rhegium (1 Occurrence)

/r/rhegium.htm - 8k

Trouble-maker (1 Occurrence)
... 1 Kings 11:23 And God sent another trouble-maker, Rezon, the son of Eliada, who
had gone in flight from his lord, Hadadezer, king of Zobah: (BBE). ...
/t/trouble-maker.htm - 6k

Raiseth (33 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 11:23 And God raiseth to him an adversary, Rezon son of Eliadah,
who hath fled from Hadadezer king of Zobah, his lord, (YLT). ...
/r/raiseth.htm - 15k

Reign (468 Occurrences)
... in Razor (Judges 4:2); of Abimelech, Jerubbaal's son, in Jotham's fable (Judges
9:8-15); of Hanun, king of the Ammonites (2 Samuel 10:1); of Rezon and his men ...
/r/reign.htm - 42k

Rezin's (1 Occurrence)

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Rezon (3 Occurrences)

1 Kings 11:23
God raised up another adversary to him, Rezon the son of Eliada, who had fled from his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah.

1 Kings 11:25
He was an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon, besides the mischief that Hadad did : and he abhorred Israel, and reigned over Syria.
(See NIV)

1 Kings 15:18
Then Asa took all the silver and gold which was still stored in the Lord's house, and in the king's house, and sent them, in the care of his servants, to Ben-hadad, son of Tabrimmon, son of Rezon, king of Aram, at Damascus, saying,



Rezon: An Adversary of Solomon

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Reign (468 Occurrences)

Rezin's (1 Occurrence)

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