Character Study on Tidal

Character Study on Tidal

Genesis 14: And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations;
Genesis 14: With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.

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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Tidal
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?). Tudbul is stated to have been son of Gazza[ni?]. Whether it was he who smote (shattered) his father’s head ‘with the weapon of his hands,’ the mutilation of the text leaves uncertain.

T. G. Pinches.

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Tidal
(In the LXX. called "Thorgal"), styled the "king of nations" (Gen.14:1-9). Mentioned as Tudkhula on Arioch's brick (see facing page 139). Goyyim , translated "nations," is the country called Gutium, east of Tigris and north of Elam.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Tidal
(ti dal) One of four kings allied against five in Genesis 14:1 ,Genesis 14:1,14:9 . The name is similar to Tud'alia, the name of several Hittite kings, suggesting the king's origin in eastern Asia Minor. The king is perhaps Tudhalia I (about 1700-1650 B.C.).

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Tidal
From a Samaritan root "reverence" (Gesenius: Genesis 14:1; Genesis 14:9). Chedorlaomer's ally, "king of nations," in the invasion of Syria and Palestine. Probably chief of several nomadic tribes who occupied different tracts of Lower Mesopotamia at different times, as the Arabs do there to this day. His name Thurgah (in the Septuagint, Thargal), "the great chief." or "king of nations," is Turanian or Hamitic, the original element of Babylonia's early population.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Tidal
That breaks the yoke; knowledge of elevation
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Tidal
One called 'king of nations' who confederated with Chedorlaomer. Genesis 14:1,9 . He was probably chief over several clans here called 'nations.' The R.V. translates 'king of Goiim.'

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Lunitidal - ) Pertaining to Tidal movements dependent on the moon
Tidal - Tidal
Goiim - Land whose King Tidal joined the eastern coalition against a coalition from Sodom and Gomorrah. were named Tudhaliya or Tidal
Ebb - ) The reflux or flowing back of the tide; the return of the Tidal wave toward the sea; - opposed to flood; as, the boats will go out on the ebb
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
Ezion Geber - A Tidal haven was here, at the head of which the city of Ezion Geber stood
Bore - ) A Tidal flood which regularly or occasionally rushes into certain rivers of peculiar configuration or location, in one or more waves which present a very abrupt front of considerable height, dangerous to shipping, as at the mouth of the Amazon, in South America, the Hoogly and Indus, in India, and the Tsien-tang, in China. ) Less properly, a very high and rapid Tidal flow, when not so abrupt, such as occurs at the Bay of Fundy and in the British Channel
Hittites - Tidal, king of Goiim, was possibly a Hittite king of the era before the Empire was fully established (Genesis 14:1)
Chedorlaomer - In the 13th they revolted, whereupon he, with his subordinate allies, the kings of Shinar (Babylonia), and Ellasar, and Tidal, "king of nations" (Median Scyths, belonging to the old population) smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, the Zuzims in Ham, the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim, the Horites in mount Seir, the Amalekites, and the Amorites in Hazezon Tamar; and finally encountered and defeated the five allied kings in the vale of Siddim
Flow - ) The Tidal setting in of the water from the ocean to the shore
Gentiles - In Genesis 14:1, Tidal "king of nations" was probably chief of several nomadic wandering tribes of western Asia
Evil - There are destructive forces in nature, ranging from earthquakes and Tidal waves to cancer
Hittites And Hivites - In patriarchal times, the reference to King Tidal (in Hittite Tudhaliya II) in Genesis 14:1 is a possible link to early imperial Hatti
Deluge - And we are fortunate in the possession of an earlier form of the legend, which belongs to Babylonia, and makes it probable that its origin is to be ascribed to the inundation of the large Babylonian plain by the bursting forth of one of the rivers by which it is intersected, and perhaps also, as some think, to the incursion of a Tidal wave due to an earthquake somewhere in the South
Red Sea - This is the most probable thee Near here Napoleon, deceived by the Tidal wave, attempted to cross in 1799, and nearly met the fate of Pharaoh
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)
Elijah - ... The "double portion" is not "double" what Elijah had, for Elisha had not Tidal; but, as the firstborn son and heir received two portions, and the other children but one, of the father's goods (Deuteronomy 21:17), so Elisha, as Elijah's adopted son, begs a preeminent portion of Elijah's spirit, of which all the other "sons of the prophets" should have their share (Grotius); compare Deuteronomy 21:15
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