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Ellasar
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ellasar
Ellasar (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).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ellasar (Place)
ELLASAR (PLACE) [Heb ʾellāsār (אֶלָּסָר)]. The domain of ARIOCH, Gen 14:1, 9. The identity and location of Ellasar was already uncertain to ancient interpreters. LXX, Targum Onkelos, and one version of the Palestinian Targum (Cod. Neofiti) simply reproduced the OT form. Targum Ps.-Jonathan rendered
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ellasar
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ellasar
Ellasar el-āʹsär [Heb. ʾellāsār]. A city of Mesopotamia ruled by Arioch and other Babylonian kings (Gen. 14:1, 9). The Babylonian form of the name is (âl) Larsa, “the city Larsa.” The Sumerian name is Ararwa, “abode of light.”At one time Ellasar was thought to be Asshur, ancient capital of Assyria.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ellasar
ELLASAR Place in Babylonia; a few scholars have suggested that Arioch was its king. He joined a coalition that included Kedorlaomer, king of Elam, and together they raided the Jordan Valley during the time of Abraham (Gn 14:1, 9).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ellasar
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
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
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ellasar
ELLASAR. The city or kingdom ruled by Arioch, an ally of *Chedorlaomer king of Elam, who attacked Sodom and captured Lot, Abraham’s nephew (Gn. 14:1, 9). Identifications suggested depend on those proposed for the kings involved. These include: (i) āl Aššur—Ashur/Assyria (so Dhorme, Böhl, Dossin);
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ellasar
Ellasar (Heb. ʾellāsār)The city or kingdom ruled by Arioch, a confederate of the Elamite king Chedorlaomer who attacked Sodom, captured Lot, and thereby involved Abraham in the conflict (Gen. 14:1, 9). Ellasar has not been convincingly identified or located, but five major possibilities have been
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ellasar
Ellasar [ĕ1ˊə sär] (Heb. ˒ellāsār). A city in Mesopotamia whose ruler was Arioch, one of the confederates of Chedorlaomer (Gen. 14:1, 9). Most scholars accept H. L. Rawlinson’s identification of the site as Larsa (cf. Akk. [âl] Larsa), the ancient Babylonian city of the sun-god located between
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ellasar
ELLASAR A city in the domain of Arioch (Gen 14:1, 9); the location is not otherwise known.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ellasar
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.
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