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Holman Bible Dictionary

Calah

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(cay' lah) Assyrian place name. City Nimrod built along with Nineveh and Rehoboth (Genesis 10:8-12 ). It is modern tell Nimrud on the east bank of Tigris River where it joins Upper Zab River twenty miles south of Nineveh. Ashurnasirpal II (883-859 B.C.) made it the capital of Assyria. Major Assyrian archaeological discoveries including the six-acre palace of Ashurnasirpal have been dug up. See Assyria.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Calah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/c/calah.html. 1991.

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