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Captain of the guard of king Nebuchadnezzar (Dan 2:1–30).Arioch was commanded to slay the wise men of Babylon, but Daniel prevented him (Dan 2:24). Arioch presented Daniel to the king when he made his interpretation (Dan 2:25).
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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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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 Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ARIOCH1. King of Ellasar, one of the Mesopotamian coalition, who campaigned successfully against the rebellious cites of the Arabah (Gen 14:1, 9), capturing Lot who was in turn rescued by Abram. He is not clearly identifiable from extrabiblical sources. Most recent attempts, through the Mari tablets,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ARIOCH. 1. Name of the king of *Ellasar, an ally of *Chedorlaomer of Elam and *Amraphel of Shinar, who warred against Sodom and Gomorrah (Gn. 14:1, 9) and was defeated by Abraham. Although this person is unidentified, the name can be compared with Arriwuk, a son of Zimri-Lim, mentioned in the Mari letters
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ARIOCH The name of two men in the Old Testament.1. The king of Ellasar (Gen 14:1, 9) and one of the four kings (with Amraphel, Tidal, and Chedorlaomer) who waged war upon the five kings of the plain. They captured Lot and his family but were soon routed by Abraham and his allies.2. The captain of the
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
A´rioch (venerable).1. The king of Ellasar, one of the allies of Chedorlaomer in his expedition against his rebellious tributaries. Gen. 14:1. (b.c. 1921–1912.)2. The captain of Nebuchadnezzar’s bodyguard. Dan. 2:14, etc.3. Properly Eirioch, or Erioch, mentioned in Judith 1:6 as king of the Elymæans.