prince, son of Eliadah. Abandoning the service of Hadadezer, the king of Zobah, on the occasion of his being defeated by David, he became the "captain over a band" of marauders, and took Damascus, and became king of Syria (1 Kings 11:23-25; 2 Sam. 8:3-8). For centuries after this the Syrians were the foes of Israel. He "became an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon."
rezon's troops gradually increased in numbers, and with their numbers grew his courage and power.
The kings, whose names are taken from the books of Chronicles, were: rezon, about 980.
rezon maintained his place, and was an "adversary to Israel as long as Solomon lived."
rezon was slain, Damascus given over to plunder and ruin, and its inhabitants transported to Kir.
rezon “reigned over Syria,” and there is no indication of any expedition against him sent out by Solomon.
rezon, or his successor Tabrimon, had united various Araman districts to Damascus, and ruled over extensive territory.