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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (= Khudur-Lagamar of the inscriptions), king of Elam. Many
    centuries before the age of Abraham, Canaan and even the
    Sinaitic peninsula had been conquered by Babylonian kings, and
    in the time of Abraham himself Babylonia was ruled by a dynasty
    which claimed sovereignity over Syria and Palestine. The kings
    of the dynasty bore names which were not Babylonian, but at once
    South Arabic and Hebrew. The most famous king of the dynasty was
    Khammu-rabi, who united Babylonia under one rule, and made
    Babylon its capital. When he ascended the throne, the country
    was under the suzerainty of the Elamites, and was divided into
    two kingdoms, that of Babylon (the Biblical Shinar) and that of
    Larsa (the Biblical Ellasar). The king of Larsa was Eri-Aku
    ("the servant of the moon-god"), the son of an Elamite prince,
    Kudur-Mabug, who is entitled "the father of the land of the
    Amorites." A recently discovered tablet enumerates among the
    enemies of Khammu-rabi, Kudur-Lagamar ("the servant of the
    goddess Lagamar") or Chedorlaomer, Eri-Aku or Arioch, and
    Tudkhula or Tidal. Khammu-rabi, whose name is also read
    Ammi-rapaltu or Amraphel by some scholars, succeeded in
    overcoming Eri-Aku and driving the Elamites out of Babylonia.
    Assur-bani-pal, the last of the Assyrian conquerors, mentions in
    two inscriptions that he took Susa 1635 years after
    Kedor-nakhunta, king of Elam, had conquered Babylonia. It was in
    the year B.C. 660 that Assur-bani-pal took Susa.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Chedorlaomer, roundness of a sheaf