EASTON’S BIBLE DICTIONARY (1897 EDITION)
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 Israel (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 by Amos (1:4).