Amraphel

EASTON’S BIBLE DICTIONARY (1897 EDITION)

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Amraphel – king of Shinar, southern Chaldea, one of the confederates of Chedorlaomer, king of Elam, in a war against Sodom and cities of the plain (Gen. 14:1, 4).

It is now found that Amraphel (or Ammirapaltu) is the Khammu-rabi whose name appears on recently-discovered monuments.

(See CHEDORLAOMER).

After defeating Arioch (q.v.) he united Babylonia under one rule, and made Babylon his capital.

Noah Moses

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