Rezon (Ree´zuhn; Heb., “potentate”)

The son of Eliadah (1Kgs 11:23), one of two foreign and one Israelite adversaries raised by God against Solomon. In this context, they are raised up against Solomon on account of Solomon’s sin in taking foreign wives. He is sometimes identified with Hezion (1Kgs 15:18), the Aramean Rezon who mutinied against Hadadezer and established in Damascus an independent fiefdom that broke free of Israelite hegemony.

1Kgs 11:23

23God raised up another adversary against Solomon, Rezon son of Eliada, who had fled from his master, King Hadadezer of Zobah.

1Kgs 15:18

18Then Asa took all the silver and the gold that were left in the treasures of the house of the Lord and the treasures of the king's house, and gave them into t ... View more

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