? late 1st century B.C. to early 1st century A.D.
Bazén, Emperor, whose name also appears as Zäbe'esi Bazén, ZäBazén or Tazén, was the seventeenth or twenty-first ruler of the Solomonic line according to the shorter King Lists or the twenty-fifth or twenty-sixth ruler of his line according to the longer King Lists. The Birth of Christ is said to have taken place in the eighth year of his reign.
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