Senkereh (Larsa) on the other hand, which has been identified with the Ellasar of Genesis xiv.
It gives the total length of the dynasty of Larsa as 289 years.
Larsa was retaken, and Khammurabi ruled once more over an independent and united Babylonia.
Mathematics were diligently studied, and tables of squares and cubes have come to us from the library of Larsa.
The average number of stages of the zikkurat appears to have been three, as at Nippur and Ur, or four, as at Larsa.
But Ellasar is clearly the Larsa of the cuneiform inscriptions, perhaps with the word al, "city," prefixed.
The tablet, therefore, counts Hammurapi one of the kings of Larsa, ascribing to him twelve years of rule.
When Hammurabi came to the throne he had apparently to recognize the overlordship of the Elamite king or his royal son at Larsa.
Then several kings flourished at Larsa who claimed to have ruled over Ur.
The temple to Shamash at Larsa, while not quite as old as that of Sippar, was quite as famous.