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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ARIOCH (PERSON) [Heb ʾaryôk (אַרְיֹוך)]. 1. King of Ellasar and one of the allies of Chedorlaomer (Gen 14:1, 9). The identities of both Arioch and his kingdom have been controversial since ancient times (see ELLASAR on its identifications in ancient versions). After the decipherment of cuneiform and
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Arioch (air´ee-ok).1 The king of Ellasar, who, in alliance with the kings of Shinar, Elam, and Goiim, raided the area around the Dead Sea, including Sodom and the cities of the Plain, and took Lot prisoner. He and the other kings were defeated by Abram and his allies (Gen. 14:1–16).2 The captain of
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ARIOCH [אַרְיוֹךְ ʾaryokh; Αριώχ Ariōch]. 1. The king of Ellasar and one of four kings led by Chedorlaomer in his western campaign against cities in the Dead Sea region (Gen 14). These two, along with Amraphel and Tidal, fought against the kings of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and Bela (Zoar), who