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Ellasar

Meaning: the oak or heap of Assyria

a territory in Asia of which Arioch was king (Genesis 14:1, 9)

It is supposed that the old Chaldean town of Larsa was the metropolis of this kingdom, situated nearly halfway between Ur (now Mugheir) and Erech, on the left bank of the Euphrates. This town is represented by the mounds of Senkereh, a little to the east of Erech.