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Chedorlaomer
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
An Elamite king who was the leader of the coalition of eastern kings mentioned in Gen 14:1–16.In the Genesis account, a group of kings had paid tribute to Chedorlaomer for 12 years (Gen 14:4). In the 13th year, they rebelled, but their rebellion was put down and the kings subsequently routed by Chedorlaomer (Gen 14:4, 6–7). In the process, Chedorlaomer and his allies took Lot, the nephew of Abram, captive during an attack on Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 14:12). Lot was eventually rescued by Abram (Gen 14:13–16).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Chedorlaomer
Chedorlaomer (כְּדָרְלָעֹ֫מֶר‎, kedorla'omer). An Elamite king who was the leader of the coalition of eastern kings mentioned in Gen 14:1–16.In the Genesis account, a group of kings had paid tribute to Chedorlaomer for 12 years (Gen 14:4). In the 13th year, they rebelled, but their rebellion was put
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Chedorlaomer (Person)
CHEDORLAOMER (PERSON) [Heb kedorlāʿōmer (כֶּדָרְלָעֹמֶר)]. King of Elam (Gen 14:1, 4, 5, 9, 17) and the leader of a coalition of four kings (the other three were Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, and Tidal king of Goiim). The kings of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and Bela (Zoar)
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Chedorlaomer
Chedorlaomer. King of Elam who participated with three other kings in a campaign against five cities near the southern end of the Dead Sea plain (Gn 14). Although Chedorlaomer is initially third in the list (Gn 14:1), he was evidently the leader of the four kings. Elsewhere in the chapter his name comes
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Chedorlaomer
Chedorlaomer ked-ər-lā-ṑmər, ked-ər-lā̀ō-mər [Heb. keḏorlā‘ōmer; Gk. Chodollogomor (see below)]; NEB KEDORLAOMER. A king of ancient Elam who led a coalition including Amraphel of Shinar, Tidal king of nations, and Arioch king of Ellasar against the resurgent rulers of Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen.
Kedorlaomer
Kedorlaomer ked-ər-lāʹō-mər (Gen. 14:1, 4f, etc., NEB). See Chedorlaomer.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Kedorlaomer
KEDORLAOMER King of Elam who participated with three other kings in a campaign against five cities near the southern end of the Dead Sea plain (Gn 14). Although Kedorlaomer is initially third in the list (v 1), he was evidently the leader of the four kings. Elsewhere in the chapter his name comes first
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Chedorlaomer
Chedorlaomer (ked´uhr-lay-oh´muhr), “king of Elam” and one of four kings who, according to Gen. 14, joined forces to attack five kings in the Dead Sea valley. The five kings were conquered and remained subject to Chedorlaomer for twelve years. In the thirteenth year they rebelled and in the fourteenth
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Chedorlaomer
CHEDORLAOMER. A King of Elam who led a coalition of Mesopotamian and northern Syrian kings to put down a rebellion of five vassal kings in the Vale of Siddim, the Salt Sea (Dead Sea) area (Gen 14:1–5). The latter may have stopped tribute payment of bitumen, copper or salt, natural resources highly prized
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Chedorlaomer
CHEDORLAOMER (Heb. keḏor lā‘ōmer; Gk. Chodolla(o) gomor). The king of Elam, leader of a coalition with *Amraphel, *Arioch and *Tidal, who marched against Sodom and Gomorrah, which had rebelled against him after 12 years as his vassals (Gn. 14:1–17). He was pursued by Abraham who slew him near Damascus
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Chedorlaomer
Chedorlaomer (Heb. kĕḏor-lāʿōmer)The king of Elam mentioned in Gen. 14 who allied with the kings of Shinar, Ellasar, and Goiim against Sodom and Gomorrah and their allies. After serving Chedorlaomer for 12 years, the cities rebelled and Chedorlaomer retaliated, capturing both and taking their people,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Chedorlaomer
Chedorlaomer [kĕdˊər lā ōˊmər] (Heb. keḏor-lā˓ōmer). A king of Elam, who, together with three kings of small Babylonian kingdoms, invaded the area near the Dead Sea, subdued the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah, and took much spoil and many prisoners, including Lot and his family. Abraham, however,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Chedorlaomer
CHEDORLAOMER King of Elam (Gen 14:1, 4, 5, 9, 17) who led a coalition of four Mesopotamian kings (of Elam, Shinar, Ellasar, and Goiim) against a rebellion by the kings of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and Zoar (Gen 14:1–12). Sodom and Gomorrah were plundered, and among the captives taken away was
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Chedorlaomer
Chedorlao´mer, or Chedorla´omer (servant of Laomer), a king of Elam, in the time of Abraham, who with three other chiefs made war upon the kings of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboim, and Zoar, and reduced them to servitude. Gen. 14:17.