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Gender Masculine & Feminine
Pronounced Pron. A´rEok(Biblical English, Judeo-Christian-Islamic Legend, Hebrew)  [key]
Other Forms FormsEriaku or Arius

Meaning & History

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.
Added 5/1/2006 by Marilyn
Edited 4/3/2018 by LMS