And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of
Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations;
That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of
Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king
of Bela, which is Zoar.
All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt
Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they
And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with
him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and
the Emins in Shaveh Kiriathaim,
And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which is by the
Soon after Lot moved to Sodom, a war broke out between the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah and
some of the other local kingdoms.
The Sodomites were defeated and Lot was taken prisoner.
That's when Abraham got involved. He sent an
army of slaves to pursue and smite Lot's captors.
And they returned,
and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and
also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezontamar.
And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the
king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is
Zoar;) and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim;
With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and
Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.
And the vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and
Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain.
And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals,
and went their way.
12And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and
And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he
dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of
Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.
They ... smote all the country of the Amalekites. 
And when Abram heard that his brother
was taken captive, he armed his trained
servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen,and pursued them unto Dan.
And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and
smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.
16And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot,
and his goods, and the women also, and the people.
And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the
slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the
valley of Shaveh, which is the king's dale.
To free Lot from captivity, Abraham sends an army of 318 slaves ("servants" in the KJV) to pursue
and smite his captors. 
In which God sends Avram on the first Birthright trip ever, famine strikes immediately, and some kings get into a fight. Recorded live at the Parkside Lounge on February 18, 2013. Guest: Esther Werdiger