Erech (Ee´rik; Akkadian Uruk; Gk. Orchoi)

The ancient name of a southern Babylonian city situated near the Euphrates River, now known as Warka. The Table of Nations in Gen 10 includes Erech in the kingdom of Nimrod. Ezra 4:9 mentions Ashurbanipal’s seventh-century deportation of Erech (Uruk) citizens to Samaria.

Gen 10

Nations Descended from Noah
1These are the descendants of Noah's sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth; children were born to them after the flood.2The descendants of Ja ... View more

Ezra 4:9

9(then Rehum the royal deputy, Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of their associates, the judges, the envoys, the officials, the Persians, the people of Erech, ... View more

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