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also known as: Amarpel, Ammirapaltu

This was the king of Shinar in southern Chaldea.

He was one of the confederates of Chedorlaomer, king of Elam, in a war against Sodom and cities of the plain (Genesis 14:1).

After defeating Arioch he united Babylonia under one rule, and made Babylon his capital.

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Article Version: August 25, 2021