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Aram Damascus

By Levi Clancy for Student Reader on

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Aram Damascus (late 12th century - 734 BC) was an Aramaean state near Damascus. It had several clashes the United and Divided Monarchies of Israel: ~940 BC, Rezon of Damascus opposes Solomon (1 Kings 11:23–25); Ben-Hadad I of Damascus invades Israel after being bribed by Asa of Judah with gold from temple (1 Kings 15:16–20); ~840 Ben Hadad II besieges Samaria during Ahab’s reign (1 Kings 20:1ff.)