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(am' ra fel) HEBREW: AMRAPEL

Amraphel, the king of Shinar, a city in Babylonia, joined three other kings to invade Canaan in the time of the patriarchs - possibly to protect or expand their trade with Egypt. During the incursion, Amraphel and his allies kidnapped Abraham's nephew Lot and his people. Abraham led a small army of retainers to victory over the kings and rescued Lot - a notable feat for the hitherto peaceful herdsman.

{E2 Dictionary of Biblical People}

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