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Larsa
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(Akkadian). Ancient Sumerian city and capital of the kingdom of Emutbal (Yamutbal) during the early Old Babylonian period (2000–1800 bc). Larsa was located at the site of modern Sankarah (Senkereh), Iraq, roughly 175 miles northwest of the Persian Gulf between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Pottery and fragments of terra-cotta sickles at Sankarah suggest occupation of the site as early as 6000 bc.
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Larsa
Larsa (Akkadian). Ancient Sumerian city and capital of the kingdom of Emutbal (Yamutbal) during the early Old Babylonian period (2000–1800 bc). Larsa was located at the site of modern Sankarah (Senkereh), Iraq, roughly 175 miles northwest of the Persian Gulf between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Pottery
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Larsa
LARSA. An important Sumerian city that played a very active role in the beginning of the 2d millennium b.c. The city was built on the site of the present tell Senkéré about 20 km E of Uruk and about 40 km N of Ur. The Euphrates, which now runs more to the S, was able to irrigate the region then by means
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
LARSA
LARSA. A capital city in southern Mesopotamia during the early 2nd millennium bce. Ancient Sumerian tablets mention an Eri-aku, king of Larsa. Due to similarities in personal and city names, some scholars have identified this Eri-aku with King ARIOCH of ELLASAR (Gen 14:1).
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