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    Arioch in Easton's Bible Dictionary lion-like, venerable. (1.) A king of Ellasar who was confederate with Chedorlamer (Gen. 14:1,9). The tablets recently discovered by Mr. Pinches (see CHALDEA -T0000758) 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.

    Arioch in Fausset's Bible Dictionary ("lion-like".) 1. King of Ellasar. (Genesis 14:1; Genesis 14:9). (See ELLASAR.) 2. Captain of Nebuchadnezzar's guard (Daniel 2:14).

    Arioch in Hitchcock's Bible Names long; great; tall

    Arioch in Naves Topical Bible 1. King of Ellasar Ge 14:1,9 -2. Captain of Nebuchadnezzars guard Da 2:14,15,24,25

    Arioch in Smiths Bible Dictionary (venerable). 1. The king of Eliasar, one of the allies of Chedorlaomer in his expedition against his rebellious tributaries. Ge 14:1 (B.C. 1921-1912.) 2. The captain of Nebuchadnezzar's body-guard. Da 2:14 etc. 3. Properly Eirioch, or Erioch, mentioned in Judith 1:6 as king of the Elymaeans.

    Arioch in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE ar'-i-ok: ('aryokh): (1) The name of the vassal king of Ellasar, under Chedorlaomer, king of Elam, and Amraphel, king of Shinar (Babylonia), who took part in the expedition against Sodom, Gomorrah and other states (Gen 14:1,9). Assyriologists generally, and probably rightly, identify Arioch with Eri- Aku (which see), king of Larsa, Ellasar being for Al-Larsa (now Sinqara in central Babylonia). Texts Referring to the Reign of Arioch: For an account of the expedition see AMRAPHEL, and for the Babylonian texts bearing upon the reign, see ERI-AKU. In Gen 14:1,9, where the names of the allied kings who marched against the Cities of the Plain are given, that of Arioch follows his more immediate suzerain, Amraphel, and not Chedorlaomer, who, however, appears to have been the real overlord (verse 4), which agrees with the indications of the Bah records. No details of the expedition are available from Babylonian sources. Besides Larsa, Eri-Aku's inscriptions inform us that Ur (Muqayyar, Mugheir) was in the principality of which Larsa was the capital. (2) The Arioch of Dan 2:14,25 was captain of the bodyguard of King Nebuchadnezzar. Nothing else is known about him except that it was he who was commanded to slay the "wise men" who failed to repeat to the king his dream and its interpretation; and who communicated to his royal master that Daniel had undertaken the task. T. G. Pinches

    Arioch in Wikipedia is a Hebrew name that means "fierce lion". It originally appears in the Book of Genesis chapter 14 as the name of the "King of Ellasar", part of the confederation of kings who did battle with the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah and with Abraham in the Battle of the Vale of Siddim. Earlier in the 20th century, it was common to identify him with "Eriaku" - an alternative reading of either Rim-Sin or his brother Warad-Sin, who were Elamite rulers over Larsa contemporary with Hammurabi, although this identification has come under attack from scholars in more recent years, and is now largely abandoned, in part due to Nuzu inscriptions referring to a Hurrian king named Ariukki. Alternatively Ellasar could have been the site referred to as Alashiya, now thought to be near Alassa in Cyprus, where there was a Late Bronze Age palace, destroyed by the Peoples of the Sea. The same name later appears in the Book of Daniel as the person appointed by King Nebuchadnezzar to put all the wise men of Babylon to death. Arioch (Arius) was also a grandson of Semiramis in the classical Ninus legend.

    Arioch Scripture - Daniel 2:24 Therefore Daniel went in unto Arioch, whom the king had ordained to destroy the wise [men] of Babylon: he went and said thus unto him; Destroy not the wise [men] of Babylon: bring me in before the king, and I will shew unto the king the interpretation.

    Arioch Scripture - Genesis 14:1 And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations;

    Arioch Scripture - Genesis 14:9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.