Rezin

Smith’s Bible Dictionary

“Rezin ” means firm

  1. King of Damascus. He attacked Jotham during the latter part of his reign, (2 Kings 15:37) but his chief war was with Ahaz, whose territories he invaded, in conjunction with Pekah about B.C. 741. Though unsuccessful is his siege of Jerusalem, (2 Kings 16:5; Isaiah 7:1) he "recovered Elath to Syria." (2 Kings 16:6) Soon after this he was attacked defeated and slain by Tiglath-pileser II, king of Assyria. (2 Kings 16:9)
  2. One of the families of the Nethinim. (Ezra 2:48; Nehemiah 7:50) (B.C. before 536.)
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