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calah


calah


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Calah 
  one  of  the  most  ancient  cities  of  Assyria.  "Out  of  that  land  he 
  [i.e.,  Nimrod]  went  forth  into  Assyria,  and  built  Nineveh, 
  Rehoboth-Ir,  and  Calah,  and  Resen"  (Gen.  10:11,  R.V.).  Its  site 
  is  now  marked  probably  by  the  Nimrud  ruins  on  the  left  bank  of 
  the  Tigris.  These  cover  an  area  of  about  1,000  acres,  and  are 
  second  only  in  size  and  importance  to  the  mass  of  ruins  opposite 
  Mosul.  This  city  was  at  one  time  the  capital  of  the  empire,  and 
  was  the  residence  of  Sardanapalus  and  his  successors  down  to  the 
  time  of  Sargon,  who  built  a  new  capital,  the  modern  Khorsabad 
  It  has  been  conjectured  that  these  four  cities  mentioned  in  Gen. 
  10:11  were  afterwards  all  united  into  one  and  called  Nineveh 
  (q.v.). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Calah,  favorable;  opportunity