Hadadezer

Hadadezer (Hay´dad-ee´zuhr; Heb., “Hadad is help”)

The king of Zobah who was defeated by David in various campaigns against Aramean resistance (2Sam 8:3-12; 2Sam 10:15-19; 1Chr 18:3-11; 1Chr 19:16-19). David’s victory consolidated his control over both southern Syria and the Transjordan. His tactics included hamstringing his enemy’s horses to cripple their defensive power (1Chr 18:4).

2Sam 8:3-12

3David also struck down King Hadadezer son of Rehob of Zobah, as he went to restore his monument at the river Euphrates.4David took from him one thousand seven ... View more

2Sam 10:15-19

15But when the Arameans saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they gathered themselves together.16Hadadezer sent and brought out the Arameans who were beyo ... View more

1Chr 18:3-11

3David also struck down King Hadadezer of Zobah, toward Hamath, as he went to set up a monument at the river Euphrates.4David took from him one thousand chariot ... View more

1Chr 19:16-19

16But when the Arameans saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they sent messengers and brought out the Arameans who were beyond the Euphrates, with Shophac ... View more

1Chr 18:4

4David took from him one thousand chariots, seven thousand cavalry, and twenty thousand foot soldiers. David hamstrung all the chariot horses, but left one hund ... View more

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