Ben-Hadad III

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Bar-Hadad III
King of Aram Damascus (King of Syria)
Reign 796 BC–792 BC (possible)
Predecessor King Hazael
Successor King Rezin

Bar-Hadad III (Aram.) or Ben-Hadad III (Heb.) was king of Aram Damascus, the son and successor of Hazael. His succession is mentioned in 2 Kings (13:3, 13:24). He is thought to have ruled from 796 BC to 792 BC, although there are many conflicting opinions among Biblical archaeologists as to the length of his reign.[citation needed]

The archaeological Stele of Zakkur mentions "Bar Hadad, son of Hazael". This could have been Bar-Hadad III or II.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Scott B. Noegel, The Zakkur Inscription. In: Mark W. Chavalas, ed. The Ancient Near East: Historical Sources in Translation. London: Blackwell (2006), 307-311.
  2. ^ Luis Robert Siddall, The Reign of Adad-nīrārī III: An Historical and Ideological Analysis of An Assyrian King and His Times. BRILL, 2013 ISBN 9004256148 p.37

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Preceded by
King of Aram-Damascus
796 BC–792 BC
Succeeded by