American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
1. King of Ellasar, and ally of Chedorlaomer, Genesis 14:1 .
2. A captain of Nebuchadnezzar's guard, Daniel 2:14 .
Easton's Bible Dictionary
A king of Ellasar who was confederate with Chedorlamer (Genesis 14:1,9 ). The tablets recently discovered by Mr. Pinches (see CHALDEA ) show the true reading is Eri-Aku of Larsa. This Elamite name meant "servant of the moon-god." It was afterwards changed into Rimsin, "Have mercy, O moon-god."
Daniel 2:14 .
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. King of Ellasar. (Genesis 14:1; Genesis 14:9). (See ELLASAR.)
2. Captain of Nebuchadnezzar's guard (Daniel 2:14).
Holman Bible Dictionary
(ehr' i ahch) Personal, probably Hurrian, name meaning, “servant of the moon god.” 1. King of Ellasar, who joined alliance against Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 14:1 ) but was eventually defeated by Abraham. See Daniel 2:14-25 ). He confided in Daniel, who was able to interpret the king's forgotten dream and prevent the death of the wise counselors of Babylon.
Morrish Bible Dictionary
1. King ofEllasar in the East. Genesis 14:1,9 .
2. Captain of Nebuchadnezzar's guard. Daniel 2:14,15,24,25 .
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
ARIOCH . 1 . The king of Ellasar ( Genesis 14:1 ). It has been suggested by Schrader that Arioch is the transcription of Eri-a-ku, the Sumerian writing of the name Rim-Sin of the king of Larsa, son of Kudur-Mabug, an Elamite, who ruled Southern Babylonia till conquered by Hammurabi. See Chedorlaomer. 2 . The captain of the king’s guard in the time of Nebuchadrezzar ( Daniel 2:14 ). 3 . King of the ElymÃ¦ans ( Jdt 1:6 ).
C. H. W. Johns.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Long; great; tall
Arioch - Arioch . It has been suggested by Schrader that Arioch is the transcription of Eri-a-ku, the Sumerian writing of the name Rim-Sin of the king of Larsa, son of Kudur-Mabug, an Elamite, who ruled Southern Babylonia till conquered by Hammurabi
Ellasar - The capital city of King Arioch, who joined the eastern coalition against Sodom and Gomorrah, resulting in Abraham's involvement in war (Genesis 14:1 ). Identification with Larsa in Babylon was based on a false identification of Arioch
Tidal - A king of Goiim, or ‘the nations,’ who accompanied Amraphel of Shinar and Arioch of Ellasar in the expedition made by Chedorlaomer of Elam against Sodom and the cities of the plain ( Genesis 14:1 ). This name is probably the Tudhul or Tudhula of a British Museum tablet of late date, which mentions also Kudur-lahmal (?) (Chedorlaomer?) and Durmah-îlâni son of Eri-Eaku (Arioch?)
Ellasar - District in the East, of which Arioch was the king
el'Lasar - (oak ), the city of Arioch, ( Genesis 14:1 ) seems to be the Hebrew representative of the old Chaldean town called in the native dialect Larsa or Larancha
Amraphel - After defeating Arioch (q
Ellasar - The oak or heap of Assyria, a territory in Asia of which Arioch was king (Genesis 14:1,9 )
Executioner - So Nebuzaradan (Jeremiah 39:9), and Arioch (Daniel 2:14; Mark 6:27)
Ellasar - Arioch king of Ellasar was allied with Chedorlaomer in the campaign against the kings of the plain ( Genesis 14:1 )
Bodyguard - Members of a king's bodyguard mentioned in the Bible include: David (1 Samuel 22:14 ; 1 Samuel 28:2 ), Benaiah ben Jehoiada (2 Samuel 23:23 ), Potiphar (Genesis 37:36 ), Nebuzaradan (2 Kings 25:8 ; Jeremiah 39:9-13 ; Jeremiah 52:12-16 ), and Arioch (Daniel 2:14 )
Chedor-Laomer - His vassals, Amraphel, king of Shinar, Arioch, king of Ellasar, and Tidal, king of Goiim, helped him to defeat the Canaanite princes of Sodom, Gomorrah, Adman, Zeboiim, and Zoar, who had rebelled against him after having acknowledged his authority for twelve years
Captain - Nebuzar-adan (Jeremiah 39:13 ) and Arioch (Daniel 2:14 ) held this office in Babylon
Chaldea - In the time of Abram the king of Larsa was Eri-Aku, the son of an Elamite prince, and Eri-Aku, as has long been recognized, is the Biblical "Arioch king of Ellasar" ( Genesis 14:1 )
Babylon, Kingdom of - This was put an end to by Khammu-rabi (Amraphel), who drove the Elamites out of the country, and overcame Arioch, the son of an Elamite prince
Melchizedek - Amraphel and Arioch, have with some plausibility been identified with those of Hammurabi and Eriaku, contemporary kings of Babylon and Larsa about b
Abraham - of Persia, Susiana), the chief sovereign, with Amrephar of Shinar (Babylon), Arioch of Ellasar (the Chaldean Larissa, or Larsa, half way between Ur, or Mugheir, and Erech, or Warka, in Lower Babylonia), and Tidal, king of nations, attacked Bera of Sodom, Birsha of Gomorrah, Shinab of Admah, and Shemeber of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela or Zoar, because after twelve bears of subordination they "rebelled" (Genesis 14)
Babel - Kudur Lagomer (Chedorlaomer, the Cushite) is next in the dynasty, having as vassals Amraphel (Semitic), Arioch (Aryan), Tidal (Turanian or Scythic, or Turgal, "the great chief") reigning over nomadic races (goim , "nations