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.
Here was something at sight of which amraphel started anxiously.
That, according to amraphel's way of thinking, did not at all lessen her power.
Every one looked to amraphel for his idea of this information.
It was well enough that amraphel could not read Belshazzar's heart.
More of them believed in the divinity of Istar than in the word of amraphel, powerful as he was.
Daniel paused, and amraphel looked at him with a little curl of the lip.
What, in the name of Nergal's holiness, do you with the bullock's goad, amraphel!
In the third the voice of amraphel was heard, bidding him rise.
"Beware, amraphel," he said, so softly that the priest just caught the words.
The Jew had gone rather sick, and amraphel himself was white to the lips.