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Rezin


Re’zin (firm).

1. King of Damascus. He attacked Jotham during the latter part os 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 in his siege of Jerusalem, 2 Kings 16:5; Isa. 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; Neh. 7:50. (b.c. before 536.)