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Idrimi
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
King of Alalakh, a Bronze Age city-state in the northern Levant located on the Amuq plain, east of Aleppo, where the Orontes River turns to flow to the Mediterranean Sea. Idrimi reigned during the fifteenth century bc.. An inscription on a statue of Idrimi found at Alalakh gives a first-person narrative account of his reign. In the opening line, he identifies himself as the “son of Ilimilimma.” His narrative recounts how he became king of Alalakh and mentions how he spent seven years living among “Hapiru” in Canaan. The reference to Hapiru could be an early reference to the Hebrews of the Bible. For more information, see these articles: Alalakh; Habiru and the Hebrews of the Bible.
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Idrimi
Idrimi King of Alalakh, a Bronze Age city-state in the northern Levant located on the Amuq plain, east of Aleppo, where the Orontes River turns to flow to the Mediterranean Sea. Idrimi reigned during the fifteenth century bc.. An inscription on a statue of Idrimi found at Alalakh gives a first-person
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Idrimi
IDRIMI. The son of Ilimilimma who ruled Alalakh (Tell Atchana) in N Syria in the first half of the 15th century b.c. He is known (1) from documents found in level IV (ca. 1460–1400) of that site (although most of his reign should be seen as belonging to level V), and (2) from his 104 line “autobiography”
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
IDRIMI
IDRIMI. A son of Ilimilimma who assumed his father’s role as ruler of ALALAKH (modern Tell Atchma, north Syria) in the 15th cent. bce. His 104-line “autobiography” inscribed on a statue explains how he came into power and lists accomplishments of his reign. Besides attesting to politics in 2nd millennium