Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)/Amraphel

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“Amraphel”
Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)
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See the modern Wikipedia entry at Amraphel.

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 (Genesis 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.