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chedorlaomer


chedorlaomer


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Chedorlaomer 
  (=  Khudur-Lagamar  of  the  inscriptions),  king  of  Elam.  Many 
  centuries  before  the  age  of  Abraham,  Canaan  and  even  the 
  Sinaitic  peninsula  had  been  conquered  by  Babylonian  kings,  and 
  in  the  time  of  Abraham  himself  Babylonia  was  ruled  by  a  dynasty 
  which  claimed  sovereignity  over  Syria  and  Palestine.  The  kings 
  of  the  dynasty  bore  names  which  were  not  Babylonian,  but  at  once 
  South  Arabic  and  Hebrew.  The  most  famous  king  of  the  dynasty  was 
  Khammu-rabi,  who  united  Babylonia  under  one  rule  and  made 
  Babylon  its  capital.  When  he  ascended  the  throne,  the  country 
  was  under  the  suzerainty  of  the  Elamites,  and  was  divided  into 
  two  kingdoms,  that  of  Babylon  (the  Biblical  Shinar)  and  that  of 
  Larsa  (the  Biblical  Ellasar).  The  king  of  Larsa  was  Eri-Aku 
  ("the  servant  of  the  moon-god"),  the  son  of  an  Elamite  prince, 
  Kudur-Mabug,  who  is  entitled  "the  father  of  the  land  of  the 
  Amorites."  A  recently  discovered  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  Tidal.  Khammu-rabi,  whose  name  is  also  read 
  Ammi-rapaltu  or  Amraphel  by  some  scholars,  succeeded  in 
  overcoming  Eri-Aku  and  driving  the  Elamites  out  of  Babylonia. 
  Assur-bani-pal,  the  last  of  the  Assyrian  conquerors,  mentions  in 
  two  inscriptions  that  he  took  Susa  1635  years  after 
  Kedor-nakhunta,  king  of  Elam,  had  conquered  Babylonia.  It  was  in 
  the  year  B.C.  660  that  Assur-bani-pal  took  Susa. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Chedorlaomer,  roundness  of  a  sheaf