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AMRAPHEL . The king of Shinar ( Genesis 14:1 ). He has been identified (by Schrader and usually) with Hammurabi, king of Babylonia, but apart from the difficulties due to differences of spelling, there is no evidence that Hammurabi was ever allied with a king of Elam and a king of Larsa to invade the West. Boscawen suggests Amar-Pal, the ideographic writing of Sinmuhallit, the father of Hammurabi, for whom such an alliance is more likely. See Chedorlaomer.

C. H. W. Johns.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Amraphel'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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