Ben-hadad: The standing title of the Syrian kings, meaning "the son of Hadad."
1. The king of Syria whom Asa, king of Judah, employed to invade
(1 Kings 15:18)
2. Son of the preceding, also king of Syria. He was long engaged in
war against Israel. He was murdered probably by Hazael, by whom
he was succeeded
(2 Kings 8:7-15) after a reign of some thirty years.
3. King of Damascus, and successor of his father Hazael on the
throne of Syria
(2 Kings 13:3,4) His misfortunes in war are noticed