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(Heb. אֵלָּסַר, ellasar). An unknown region north of Israel that was ruled by Arioch, who joined King Chedorlaomer of Elam in his invasion of Canaan during the time of Abraham (Gen 14).
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Ellasar. Place in Babylonia; a few scholars have suggested that Arioch was its king. He joined a coalition which included Chedorlaomer, king of Elam, and together they raided the Jordan Valley during the time of Abraham (Gn 14:1, 9). Some Near Eastern scholars identified Arioch with a king of Larsa known
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Ellasar (el´uh-sahr), the home country or city of King Arioch, who joined a confederation of four kings who attacked the Dead Sea area, captured Lot, and were then pursued and defeated by Abraham (Gen. 14:1–16). The identification of Ellasar is uncertain, but one suggestion is Larsa, a city in southern
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ELLASAR. The city or country ruled by Arioch (q.v.) an ally of Chedorlaomer (q.v.), who invaded Palestine in the time of Abraham (Gen 14:1, 9). Former identification of Ellasar with the S Babylonian city-state of Larsa must now be abandoned because the spellings of the two names cannot be equated. Also
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El´lasar (oak), the city of Arioch, Gen. 14:1, seems to be the Hebrew representative of the old Chaldean town called in the native dialect Larsa or Larancha. Larsa was a town of lower Babylonia or Chaldea, situated nearly halfway between Ur (Mugheir) and Erech (Warka), on the left bank of the Euphrates.