|King of Aram Damascus (King of Syria)|
|Reign||circa 773 BCE|
|Predecessor||Possibly Rezon the Syrian|
|Successor||Possibly Ben-Hadad I|
Hezion was a king of Aram Damascus according to the genealogy given in 1 Kings 15:18, where Ben-Hadad I is said to be the “son of Tabrimmon, the son of Hezion, king of Abram, who lived in Damascus." Samsi-ilu fought against Hezion of Damascus in 773-2 BCE and extracted tribute from him. In the 19th Century many scholars equated him with Rezon the Syrian, an enemy of Solomon.
- The New Unger's Bible Dictionary Merrill F. Unger, Roland Kenneth Harrison, R. K. Harrison - 2006 "This important royal inscription in general confirms the order of early Syrian rulers as given in 1 Kings 15:18, where Ben-hadad is said to be the “son of Tabrimmon, the son of Hezion, king of Abram, who lived in Damascus."
- "Samsi-ilu, a "strong man" in Assyria, during the reigns of Shalmaneser IV, Assur-dan III and Assur-nirari V. ... probably ordered by the new king under the strong influence of Samsi-ilu."
- The Book of Amos in Emergent Judah p173 Jason Radine - 2010 "Samsi-ilu fought against Hezion of Damascus and apparently extracted tribute from him in 773/2, but Damascus appears to have remained independent. 10 This period, the middle two quarters of the eighth century, was proposed by Wolff as ..."
Possibly Rezon the Syrian
|King of Aram-Damascus
circa 773 BCE
| Succeeded by|
Possibly Ben-Hadad I