firm; a prince, a king of Syria, who joined Pekah (q.v.) in an invasion of the kingdom of Judah (2 Kings 15:37; 16:5-9; Isa. 7:1-8). Ahaz induced Tiglath-pileser III. to attack Damascus, and this caused Rezin to withdraw for the purpose of defending his own kingdom. Damascus was taken, and Rezin was slain in battle by the Assyrian king, and his people carried into captivity, B.C. 732 (2 Kings 16:9).
Pekah, conscious of his inability to suppress the rebellion, called in rezin to help him.
It appears from the monuments that rezin (Rasannu) lost not only his kingdom, but his life.
Pekah, according to the Chronicler, inflicted far deadlier injuries than rezin.
He marched out against Damascus and took it, and carried away the inhabitants to Kir, and slew rezin.
There was nothing more to fear either from rezin or from Remaliah's son.
The knife had been made by Bowie's brother rezin out of a blacksmith's rasp.
But this was nothing compared with the humiliation and destruction inflicted by rezin and Pekah.
Tiglath-Pileser first besieged Damascus, captured it, took rezin prisoner, and slew him.
This people hath refused the waters of Shiloah, that go softly, and rejoice in rezin and Remaliah's son.