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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Hazael

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An officer of Benhadad king of Syria, whose future accession to the throne was revealed to the prophet Elijah, then at Damascus, as to his recovery from sickness, and on the next day smothered the king with a wet cloth, 2 Kings 8:7-15 , B. C. 885. His discomposure under the eye of the prophet was an indication that he had already meditated this crime. Having usurped the throne, he reigned forty years; and by his successful and cruel wars against Judah and Israel justified the forebodings of Elisha, 2 Kings 8:28 10:32 12:17 13:3,7 2 Chronicles 22:5 .

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Hazael'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/h/hazael.html. 1859.

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