Places Study on Calneh

Places Study on Calneh

Genesis 10: And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
Amos 6: Pass ye unto Calneh, and see; and from thence go ye to Hamath the great: then go down to Gath of the Philistines: be they better than these kingdoms? or their border greater than your border?

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Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Calneh
or Calno (Genesis 10:10). One of Nimrod' s original seats meaning "the fort of the god Anu" (worshipped afterwards at Babylon) in the land of Shinar, i.e. Babylonia. proper, extending to the Persian gulf, now Niffer. The place where the tower of Babel was built, according to the Septuagint and Arab tradition, taken by Assyria in the eighth century B.C. (Amos 6:2). "Is not Calno as Carchemish?" i.e., it was no more able to withstand me than Carchemish. Isaiah 10:9 Isaiah 10:60 miles S.E.E. of Babylon, in the marshes on the left bank of the Euphrates, towards the Tigris. Elsewhere CANNEH (Ezekiel 27:23).

Holman Bible Dictionary - Calneh
(cal' neh) Place name of uncertain meaning. 1. A part of kingdom of Nimrod in Babylonia (Genesis 10:10 ). The location or identity with any other recorded city is not known. 2. City in Syria under Israel's control in the days of Amos and Isaiah (around 740 B.C.). Amos invited Israel to view Calneh's fate as a conquered city and see if Israel was really better in any way (Amos 6:2 ). Similarly, Isaiah warned Jerusalem that Calno (another spelling of Calneh) was as good as Jerusalem and yet had suffered conquest by Tiglath-Pileser of Assyria in 738. This Calneh may be modern Kullan Koy in northern Syria, six miles from Arpad.



Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Calneh, Calno
CALNEH, CALNO . 1 . Calneh is associated in Genesis 10:10 with Babylon, Erech, and Accad as the earliest cities of Shinar. The Talmudic assertion that ‘Calneh means Nippur’ receives some support from the age and importance of Nippur, but it is not known that this was ever the name of that city. Kulunu , the early name of an important city near Babylon, may be meant. 2 . Calneh, linked with Hamath and Gath in Amos 6:2 , is probably the Kulnia (Kullani) associated with Arpad and Hadrach, Syrian cities, in the Assyrian ‘tribute’ lists, Kullanhu now six miles from Arpad. 3 . Calno, compared with Carchemish in Isaiah 10:9 , is probably the same as No. 2 .

C. H. W. Johns.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Calneh
One of the ancient cities in the land of Shinar built by Nimrod. Genesis 10:10 ; Amos 6:2 . Some identify it with Ctesiphon beyond the Tigris; others with Niffer , about 60 miles E.S.E.; but on the maps it is usually placed at 32 10' N, 45 5' E , not coinciding with either of these.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Calneh
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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Calneh
Fort, one of the four cities founded by Nimrod (Genesis 10:10 ). It is the modern Niffer, a lofty mound of earth and rubbish situated in the marshes on the left, i.e., the east, bank of the Euphrates, but 30 miles distant from its present course, and about 60 miles south-south-east from Babylon. It is mentioned as one of the towns with which Tyre carried on trade. It was finally taken and probably destroyed by one of the Assyrian kings (Amos 6:2 ). It is called Calno (Isaiah 10:9 ) and Canneh (Ezekiel 27:23 ).

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Calneh
Calneh (kăl'neh), fortified dwelling, or fort of the god Ana, or Anu. One of the original cities of Nimrod's empire, Genesis 10:10; Amos 6:2, apparently the same with Calno, Isaiah 10:9, and Canneh, Ezekiel 27:23. It is possibly the modern Niffer, about 60 miles south-southeast of Babylon, on the eastern bank of the Euphrates.

Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Calneh
a city in the land of Shinar, built by Nimrod, and one of the cities mentioned Genesis 10:10 , as belonging to his kingdom. It is believed to be the same with Calno, mentioned in Isaiah 10:9 . It is said by the Chaldee interpreters, as also by Eusebius and Jerom, to be the same with Ctesiphon, standing upon the Tigris, about three miles distant from Seleucia, and that for some time it was the capital city of the Parthians. Bochart, Wells, and Michaelis, agree in this opinion.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Calneh
Called Calno, Isaiah 10:9 and Canneh, Ezekiel 27:23 , one of Nimrod's cities, Genesis 10:10 , and afterwards called Ctesiphon; it lay on the east bank of the Tigris opposite Seleucia, twenty miles below Bagdad. Ctesiphon was a winter residence of the Parthian kings. Nothing now remains but the ruins of a palace and mounds of rubbish.

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Calno - (cal' nih) Variant spelling in Hebrew of Calneh in Isaiah 10:9 . See Calneh
Calneh, Calno - Calneh, CALNO . Calneh is associated in Genesis 10:10 with Babylon, Erech, and Accad as the earliest cities of Shinar. The Talmudic assertion that ‘Calneh means Nippur’ receives some support from the age and importance of Nippur, but it is not known that this was ever the name of that city. Calneh, linked with Hamath and Gath in Amos 6:2 , is probably the Kulnia (Kullani) associated with Arpad and Hadrach, Syrian cities, in the Assyrian ‘tribute’ lists, Kullanhu now six miles from Arpad
Can'Neh - (Ezekiel 27:23 ) [SEE Calneh]
Canneh - (See Calneh
Calno - Unknown, unless it is the same as Calneh
Canneh - Perhaps the same as Calneh
Canneh - It may be variant spelling of Calneh or a city called Kannu in Assyrian documents
Calneh - Amos invited Israel to view Calneh's fate as a conquered city and see if Israel was really better in any way (Amos 6:2 ). Similarly, Isaiah warned Jerusalem that Calno (another spelling of Calneh) was as good as Jerusalem and yet had suffered conquest by Tiglath-Pileser of Assyria in 738. This Calneh may be modern Kullan Koy in northern Syria, six miles from Arpad
Shinar - Calneh was built in this country
Calneh - Calneh (kăl'neh), fortified dwelling, or fort of the god Ana, or Anu
Nimrod - He established an empire in Shinar, the classical Babylonia, the chief towns being Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh: and extended this empire northward along the course of the Tigris over Assyria, where he founded a second group of capitals, Nineveh, Rehoboth, Calah, and Resen
Erech - "The beginning of Nimrod's kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh in the land of Shinar
Nim'Rod - , from which we learn (1) that he was a Cushite; (2) that he established an empire in Shinar (the classical Babylonia) the chief towns being Babel, Erech, Accad and Calneh; and (3) that he extended this empire northward along the course of the Tigris over Assyria, where he founded a second group of capitals, Nineveh, Rehoboth, Calah and Resen
Merodach - Another Bel was named Niprut, ("hunter"), or Nimrod; worshipped at Nipur (Calneh; Rawlinson's Ancient Monarchies)
Shinar - " Among its cities were Babel (Babylon), Erech or Orech (Orchoi), Calneh or Calno (probably Niffer), and Accad
Shi'Nar - ( Genesis 11:3 ) Among the cities were Babel (Babylon), Erech or Orech (Orchoe), Calneh or Calno (probably Niffer ), and Accad, the site of which is unknown
Nimrod - He seems to have feared neither God nor man; to gather around him a host of adventurers, and extended his conquests into the land of Shinar, where he founded or fortified Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh
Cities - (Genesis 4:17 ) After the confusion of tongues the descendants of Nimrod founded Babel, Erech, Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar, and Asshur, a branch from the same stock, built Nineveh, Rehoboth-by-the-river, Calah and Resen, the last being "a great city
Accad - One of the cities in the land of Shinar, with Babel, Erech, and Calneh, the beginning of Nimrod's kingdom (Genesis 10:10)
Cities - After the confusion of tongues the descendants of Nimrod founded Babel, Erech, Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar, and Asshur, a branch from the same stock, built Nineveh, Rehoboth-by-the-river, Calah and Resen, the last being "a great city
Chaldea - The land of Shinar adjoined Chaldea on the north, in which were the early cities of Babel, Erech, Accad and Calneh
Accad - Nimrod's kingdom embraced Babel, Erech, Accad and Calneh in the land of Shinar
Accad - ) "And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar," Genesis 10:10 . It was not Babylon; it was not Erech; it was not Calneh
Chalde'a, - The most important of those which have been identified are Borsippa ( Birs-Nimrun ), Sippara or Sepharvaim ( Mosaib ), Cutha ( Ibrahim ), Calneh ( Niffer ), Erech ( Warka ), Ur ( Mugheir ), Chilmad ( Kalwadha ), Larancha ( Senkereh ), Is ( Hit ), Durabe ( Akkerkuf ); but besides these there were a multitude of others, the sites of which have not been determined
Babylonia - The Babylonian empire was founded by Nimrod twenty centuries before Christ, and then embraced the cities Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, Genesis 10:10
Babylon, Kingdom of - Another city was Kulunu, or Calneh (Genesis 10:10 )
Babylon - tradition ( Genesis 10:10 ), it was as old as Erech, Akkad, and Calneh
Nimrod - ... The early seat of empire was in the southern part of Babylonia, where Niffer represents either Babel or Calneh, Warka Erech, Mugheir Ur, Senkereh Ellasar
Nimrod - "And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar: out of that land he went forth to invade Assyria; and built Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, and Resin, between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city," Genesis 10:8-12
Chaldaea - The Chaldaean cities are celebrated in Scripture: "Babel, Erech (now Warka), Accad, Calneh (Niffer)" (Genesis 10:10)
Assur - Calneh answers to the classical Ctesiphon on the Tigris, 18 miles below Bagdad, the region round being named by the Greeks Calonitis
Babel - The southern tetrarchy (arba lisun , "the four tongues," or kiprat 'arbat , "the four nations") consisted of Ur, Huruk, Nipur, and Larsa or Laruncha, answering to the scriptural Ur of the Chaldees, Erech, Calneh, and Ellasar