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amraphel

amraphel in the Bible

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 ØT0000781). After defeating Arioch (q.v.) he united Babylonia under one rule, and made Babylon his capital.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • Here was something at sight of which amraphel started anxiously.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • That, according to amraphel's way of thinking, did not at all lessen her power.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • Every one looked to amraphel for his idea of this information.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • It was well enough that amraphel could not read Belshazzar's heart.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • More of them believed in the divinity of Istar than in the word of amraphel, powerful as he was.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • Daniel paused, and amraphel looked at him with a little curl of the lip.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • What, in the name of Nergal's holiness, do you with the bullock's goad, amraphel!

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • In the third the voice of amraphel was heard, bidding him rise.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • "Beware, amraphel," he said, so softly that the priest just caught the words.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • The Jew had gone rather sick, and amraphel himself was white to the lips.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter

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