Arioch
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Arioch

long; great; tall

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Arioch

(venerable).

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

1. King of Ellasar, and ally of Chedorlaomer, Genesis 14:1.

2. A captain of Nebuchadnezzar's guard, Daniel 2:14.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Lion-like, venerable.

(1.) A king of Ellasar who was confederate with Chedorlamer (Genesis 14:1, 9). 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.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ARIOCH

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 (Genesis 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 Genesis 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 Daniel 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

Strong's Hebrew
746. Aryowk -- king of Ellasar
... 745b, 746. Aryowk. 746a . king of Ellasar. Transliteration: Aryowk Phonetic
Spelling: (ar-yoke') Short Definition: Arioch. Arioch ...
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746b. Aryok -- a Bab. name
... a Bab. name. Transliteration: Aryok Short Definition: Arioch. Word Origin (Aramaic)
of foreign origin Definition a Bab. name NASB Word Usage Arioch (5). ...
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746a. Aryok -- king of Ellasar
... king of Ellasar. Transliteration: Aryok Short Definition: Arioch. Word Origin of
foreign origin Definition king of Ellasar NASB Word Usage Arioch (2). ...
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Library

Concerning Daniel and what Befell Him at Babylon.
... the other children, who would fare better, and thus they should bring him into danger,
and occasion him to be punished; yet did they persuade Arioch, who was ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 10 concerning daniel and.htm

A King's Strange Dream
... Then Daniel spoke wisely, to Arioch, the captain of the king's guard, who had gone
out to put the wise men of Babylon to death, and said, "Why is the king's ...
//christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/a kings strange dream.htm

Nebuchadnezzar's Dream
... When told that according to the decree they also must die, "with counsel and wisdom"
Daniel inquired of Arioch, the captain of the king's guard, "Why is the ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 40 nebuchadnezzars dream.htm

Chapter xiv
... 1. And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel, king of Shinar, and Arioch, king
of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer, king of Elam, and Tidal, king of Goyim. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xiv.htm

The History after the Flood.
... [612] And in the land of Shinar, among those called Chaldæans, the first king was
Arioch, and next after him Ellasar, and after him Chedorlaomer, king of Elam ...
/.../theophilus/theophilus to autolycus/chapter xxxi the history after the.htm

On Daniel. Iii. Scholia on Daniel.
... is possible with God. 14. "Arioch, the captain of the king's guard" (literally,
"the chief slaughterer or cook"). For as the cook ...
/.../the extant works and fragments of hippolytus/on daniel iii scholia on.htm

The Destruction of the Sodomites by the Assyrian Wall.
... but on the thirteenth year they rebelled, and then the army of the Assyrians came
upon them, under their commanders Amraphel, Arioch, Chodorlaomer, and Tidal. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 9 the destruction of.htm

Editor's Preface
... Four of them relate to no less a personage than Kudur-Laghghamar or Chedor-laomer,
"King of Elam," as well as to Eri-Aku or Arioch, King of Larsa, and his son ...
/.../history of egypt chaldaea syria babylonia and assyria v 1/editors preface.htm

Introduction
... of the Elamites, and while Amraphel or Khammurabi was allowed to rule at Babylon
as a vassal-prince, an Elamite of the name of Eri-Aku or Arioch governed Larsa ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/introduction.htm

Babylonia and Assyria
... sovereign power, and an Elamite prince, Kudur-Mabug by name, was made "Father" or
"Governor of the land of the Amorites." His son Eri-Aku, the Arioch of Genesis ...
/.../early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter vi babylonia and assyria.htm

Thesaurus
Arioch (6 Occurrences)
...ARIOCH. ... 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. ...
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Tidal (2 Occurrences)
... (in the LXX. called "Thorgal"), styled the "king of nations" (Genesis 14:1-9).
Mentioned as Tudkhula on Arioch's brick (see facing page 139). ...
/t/tidal.htm - 11k

Amraphel (2 Occurrences)
... (see CHEDORLAOMER). After defeating Arioch (qv) he united Babylonia under one rule,
and made Babylon his capital. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. AMRAPHEL. ...
/a/amraphel.htm - 12k

Ar'i-och (4 Occurrences)
... Daniel 2:14 Then Daniel returned answer with counsel and prudence to Arioch the
captain of the king's guard, who was gone forth to kill the wise men of Babylon ...
/a/ar'i-och.htm - 7k

Ellasar (2 Occurrences)
... The oak or heap of Assyria, a territory in Asia of which Arioch was king (Genesis
14:1, 9). It is supposed that the old Chaldean town of Larsa was the ...
/e/ellasar.htm - 9k

Ar'ioch (2 Occurrences)
Ar'ioch. Arioch, Ar'ioch. Ar'i-och . Multi-Version Concordance Ar'ioch (2
Occurrences). ... (See RSV). Arioch, Ar'ioch. Ar'i-och . Reference Bible.
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Chedorlaomer (5 Occurrences)
... tablet enumerates among the enemies of Khammu-rabi, Kudur-Lagamar ("the servant
of the goddess Lagamar") or Chedorlaomer, Eri-Aku or Arioch, and Tudkhula or ...
/c/chedorlaomer.htm - 16k

Hammurabi
... Unfortunately none of the documents referring to his reign makes mention of his
attack, in company with the armies of Chedorlaomer, Tidal and Arioch, upon the ...
/h/hammurabi.htm - 47k

Captain (167 Occurrences)
... The officers of the king's body-guard frequently acted as executioners.
Nebuzar-adan (Jeremiah 39:13) and Arioch (Dan. 2:14) held this office in Babylon. ...
/c/captain.htm - 53k

Urgent (12 Occurrences)
... (DBY). Daniel 2:15 he answered Arioch the king's captain, Why is the decree so urgent
from the king? Then Arioch made the thing known to Daniel. ...
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Concordance
Arioch (6 Occurrences)

Genesis 14:1
It happened in the days of Amraphel, king of Shinar, Arioch, king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer, king of Elam, and Tidal, king of Goiim,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 14:9
against Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings against the five.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Daniel 2:14
Then Daniel returned answer with counsel and prudence to Arioch the captain of the king's guard, who was gone forth to kill the wise men of Babylon;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Daniel 2:15
he answered Arioch the king's captain, Why is the decree so urgent from the king? Then Arioch made the thing known to Daniel.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Daniel 2:24
Therefore Daniel went in to Arioch, whom the king had appointed to destroy the wise men of Babylon; he went and said thus to him: Don't destroy the wise men of Babylon; bring me in before the king, and I will show to the king the interpretation.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Daniel 2:25
Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and said thus to him, I have found a man of the children of the captivity of Judah, who will make known to the king the interpretation.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Arioch

Arioch: Captain of Nebuchadnezzars Guard

Arioch: King of Ellasar

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