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The Genesis 14 kings (Part 1)

First posted: December 2, 2011

 

Question

 

I recently heard a sermon by Chuck Missler in reference to the Genesis 14 story, the battle of the nine kings, and, then, the battle between Abram and the four kings. Chuck Missler mentioned in passing that the names of the kings/cities had root meanings in names of head demons. I have been trying to track down the etymology of these kings' and cities' names and have not been successful in tracking down the correlation with demons/idols. Can you offer insight or resources that may help in this research?

 

[If you want to hear a study by Chuck Missler on Genesis 14, it is available at blueletterbible.org. When you reach that page, look for the link that says "Chapter 14 [1990s]"; when you click on that link, it will ask you to download a file that will allow you to hear the study. If you prefer, you can also click on this link to download a special file, which, when opened with your favourite audio software, initiates the audio stream.  To be honest with you, I had never heard of Chuck Missler until this email came in, and I only felt led to look for and listen to this bible study until after this word had been completed. We had wished that this would be the study that the site visitor was referring to, but apparently it is not. The study focuses mostly on Abraham and Lot, and the only direct reference to the 4 kings and the 5 kings is in a brief stretch between ]

 

 

Answer

 

Unlike with other questions, the answer to this question will be given as a combination of 2 videos and a basic outline. If you wish, you may scroll down the outline as you are watching the videos. You may show or hide the videos by clicking on the button below:

 

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Genesis 14:1

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Amraphel, king of Shinar

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Amraphel = "sayer of darkness; fall of the sayer"

Shinar = "country of 2 rivers"

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Amraphel

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am ==> multiplication (Abram, Abraham) ==> evangelist

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rapha: to heal ==> evangelistic ministry

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Points to the evangelistic Ox Face

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This is the anointing that grows out of the foundation of the apostolic and the prophetic (the 2 rivers that form the country or "expanse")

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The rise of "Amraphel" signals the time for the fall of darkness, a time of darkness for the system of evil because its time is up (Acts 2:20-21)

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Arioch, king of Ellasar

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Arioch = "lion-like"

Ellasar = "God is chastener"

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Points to the apostolic Lion Face

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Chedorlaomer, king of Elam

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Chedorlaomer = "handful of sheaves"

Elam = "eternity"

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Sheaves ==> Psalm 126:6 (alummah) & binding (amar) & quivers (Psalm 127) ==> The prophetic anointing

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Points to the prophetic Eagle Face

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Tidal, king of Goim

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Tidal = "great son"

Goim = "nations"

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Tidal is derived from the Hebrew/Aramaic word dechal meaning "fear" ==> reverent fear of God (Daniel 6:26, Hebrews 12:25-29)

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Nations ==> The teacher endowment

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Tidal was the king of various nomadic nations ==> Points to a pastoral lifestyle, shepherding animals as they moved about

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Points to the pastor-teacher Man Face

 

King Face Ministries
Amraphel Ox Evangelist
Arioch Lion Apostle
Chedorlaomer Eagle Prophet
Tidal Man Pastor & teacher

 

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Genesis 14:2
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Bera, king of Sodom
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Bera = "son of evil"

Sodom = "burning"

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Burning ==> emotionalism ==> Canaanite ==> spiritual dogs

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Canaanite mother spirit that begets sons of female dogs dominated by emotionalism

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Birsha, king of Gomorrah
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Birsha = "with iniquity"

Gomorrah = "submersion"

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Submersion ==> Girgashite drowning and teachings

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Iniquity = resha = unrighteousness passed down through traditions (Deuteronomy 9:27, 1 Samuel 24:13) ... "iniquity" speaks of sin passed down from generation to generation

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∴ Girgashite spirit that perpetuates unrighteous patterns of thought and behaviour, spreading iniquity throughout the nation

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Shinab, king of Admah
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Shinab = "splendour of the father"

Admah = "red earth"

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Red earth ==> Genesis 3:17 (cursed is the ground=adamah)

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Shinab: from shana (to change) and ab (father)
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Change ==> Judgements (Psalm 19:7-9); Father ==> Judgements (Hebrews 12:7-9)

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Judgements ==> Apostle ==> Jebusite

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Jebusite, earthly judgements tied to the God's curse of the Earth that keep people tied to the natural

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Points to Cain (a Girgashite-Jebusite gone Amorite)
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Splendour of the father ==> Admiration of those with Jebusite "wisdom" (misguided father figures) ==> Amorite glorification

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Red earth ==> Girgashite earthliness

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Shemeber, king of Zeboim
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Shemeber = "lofty flight"

Zeboim = "gazelles"

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Shemeber: from shem (=name) and eber (=pinion, wing)
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shem ==> fame ==> evangelistic ==> Amorite

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eber
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Psalm 55:6 ==> wings like a dove to fly away ==> Western escapade

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Isaiah 40:31 ==> wings as eagles ==> prophetic ==> Hittite

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Ezekiel 17:3 ==> a long-winged eagle ==> prophetic ==> Hittite

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Zeboim: from tsebiy = beauty, glory, honour ==> natural, evangelistic appeal
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Zeboim: plural (2) ==> evangelistic grace & prophetic grace

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Gazelle: beautiful but weak
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Weakness points to the Girgashite spirit

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∴ Amorite "endowment" that reduces believers to magnetic conquerors of the natural but who remain weak in the spirit realm

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Points to Balaam (an Amorite-Hittite gone Girgashite weak)

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The king of Zoar, Bela
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Zoar = "insignificance"

Bela = "destruction"

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Bela: from bala = to swallow, to devour ==> Sheol (Proverbs 1:2, Proverbs 30:16)
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Sheol ==> Hittite purposelessness

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Bela is the only king in Genesis 14:2 whose name is mentioned after the name of his territory instead of before <== emphasises the insignificance of his kingship and its very "inverted" or "upside down" nature ==> the matriarchy of the soul over the spirit ==> the preeminence of the Canaanite and the Girgashite spirits, ruling over a failed kingdom

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Points to Korah (a Canaanite-Girgashite gone Hittite)

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Korah and its followers were "swallowed up" ("Bela" ) <== Numbers 16:30-33

 

King

City

Evil spirit

Distorted ministry

Horse enemy

Summary

Bera Sodom Canaanite Pastor 1st beast Emotional sons of female dogs
Birsha Gomorrah Girgashite Teacher Passing distorted paradigms down through genetically-sick generations
Shinab Admah Jebusite Apostle Cain Revering "lofty" wisdom & judgements that are actually bound to the curse of the Earth
Shemeber Zeboim Amorite Evangelist Balaam Evangelistic grace that achieves much in the natural but is femininely weak (like a gazelle) in the spirit realm
Bela Zoar Hittite Prophet Korah King of nothing in a Sheol, black-hole world where everything is upside down

 

God willing, we will continue with the next verses of Genesis 14 in the following posting ...