(kĕd`ərlā`ōmər, –lāō`–), in the Bible, king of Elam. With him were allied Amraphel, king of Shinar; Arioch, king of Ellasar; and Tidal, "king of nations." They attacked the Cities of the Plain and were pursued and slain by Abraham.
The authors thank the Universidad del Valle for the financial support through the project "Bacterial diversity estimation in microbial fuel cells by means of rRNA analyses and culture techniques" and to COLCIENCIAS through the program "Es tiempo de volver", to Adriana Bohorquez and Gerardo Gallego from CIAT for their guiding during the molecular assessment of bacterial diversity in the MFC and finally, to Chedorlaomer Villa for his helpful aid obtaining the sample of sludge and wastewater from La Voragine wastewater treatment plant.
AND IT CAME TO PASS IN THE DAYS OF AMRAPHEL KING OF SHINAR, ARIOCH KING OF ELLASAR, CHEDORLAOMER KING OF ELAM ...
For in the epic Dead Sea battle described in the Bible, Amraphel is portrayed as subservient to the neighboring Elamite king, Chedorlaomer. The "five kings" of ancient Canaan rebelled against this Elamite king after twelve years of subservience, causing Chedorlaomer to take up arms to quell the rebellion.