lion-like, venerable. (1.) A king of Ellasar who was confederate with Chedorlamer (Gen. 14:1,9). The tablets recently discovered by Mr. Pinches (see CHALDEA ØT0000758) show the true reading is Eri-Aku of Larsa. This Elamite name meant "servant of the moon-god." It was afterwards changed into Rimsin, "Have mercy, O moon-god." (2.) Dan. 2:14.
It is a perfect triumph of ingenuity to identify Rîm-Sin and arioch, and it has been done on various suppositions.
Accordingly, arioch informed the king of what Daniel desired.
Samuel, Mar (arioch), 518 ff.attitude toward the heathen, 520.
Can it be from this Syrian deity that the father of arioch received his name?
And with arioch kynge of Ellasar: foure kynges agenste v. And that vale of siddim was full of slyme pyttes.
When arioch told Daniel the facts, he went to the king and asked that he give him time to tell what the dream meant.
He answered and said to arioch the kings captain, Why is the decree so hasty from the king?
These kings have each been thought by different scholars to be the arioch of Gen. 14:1.