Gender Masculine & Feminine
Pronounced Pron. AÂ´rEok(Biblical English, Judeo-Christian Legend, Hebrew) [key]
Other Forms FormsEriaku or Arius
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Contributor Contrib.Marilyn on 5/1/2006
Meaning: "a fierce lion" or "lion-like" and "venerable".This was the name of two biblical men, Arioch was a king of Ellasar who was allied with Chedorlaomer (Gen. 14:1,9) and Captain of Nebuchadnezzar's guard (Dan. 2:14-15, 24-25).Originally appears in the Book of Genesis chap. 14 as the "King of Ellasar", part of the confederation of kings who did battle with the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah and with Abraham in the vale of Siddim.