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The name of several kings of Damascus, among them one who made war in Israel during the reign of Ahab, who defeated Benhadad (1 Kgs. 20) but withdrew. The prophet Elisha visited Damascus and was consulted by Benhadad about his illness; but next day the king was suffocated with a blanket by his official, Hazael (2 Kgs. 8: 15).

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