Friday, March 26, 2004

Ben-hadad I

Assyrian �Adad-idri � king of Damascus who led a coalition against the invading forces of the Assyrian king Shalmaneser III, repulsing them at Karkar in 853. In a battle with him King Ahab of Israel was killed (I Kings 22:29 - 36). Ben-hadad was murdered by the usurper Hazael.

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