The Divided Kingdom
Aram Damascus (Syria)
The Kingdom of Aram Damascus is an Aramean state in Syria that sits on the northeast border of Israel. Ben-Hadad, king of Syria, rules from the capital city of Damascus which lies on the Way of the Sea. Ben-Hadad has made no secret of his desire to control the trade routes and riches of Israel. Ahab lives under constant threat of looming war and spends much time and resources defending his borders against the Syrians.