Bible Names A-G : Ben-hadad


Ben-hadad I in Wikipedia (Aramaic: Bar-Hadad I), was the king of Aram Damascus between (885-865 BCE). He was the son of Tabrimmon and grandson of Hezion and a contemporary of Kings Baasha of Israel and Asa of Judah. Asa called on Ben-Hadad I to aid him in attacking northern Israel while Baasha was restricting access to Jerusalem through border fortifications. The plan worked for Asa as Ben-Hadad took the towns of "Ijon, Dan, Abel-beth- maachah, and all Chinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali" (1 Kgs. 15:20). This acquisition gave Damascus control of the trade route to southern Phoenicia. By the reign of Ahab the area was back in Israelite hands.[1]