Arioch

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Meaning: lion-like, venerable

(1.) A king of Ellasar who was confederate with Chedorlamer (Gen 14:1ff). The tablets recently discovered by Mr. Pinches (see Chaldea) show the true reading is Eri-Aku of Larsa. This Elamite name meant "servant of the moon-god." It was afterwards changed into Rimsin, "Have mercy, O moon-god."

(2.) Dan 2:14}.


This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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