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re'-sen (recen; Septuagint Dasen, Dasem):

1. The Name and Its Native Equivalent:

The Greek forms show that the Septuagint translators had "d", for "r", but the reading of the Massoretic Text is to be preferred. Resen-the last of the four cities mentioned in Genesis 10:11, 12 as having been founded by Nimrod (the King James Version by Asshur)-probably represents the Assyrian pronunciation of the place-name Res-eni, "fountainhead." The only town so named in the inscriptions is one of 18 mentioned by Sennacherib in the Bavian inscription as places from which he dug canals connecting with the river Khosr-in fact, it was one of the sources of Nineveh's water supply. It probably lay too far North, however, to be the city here intended. Naturally the name "Resen" could exist in any place where there was a spring.

2. Possibly the Modern Selamiyeh:

As the Biblical text requires a site lying between Nineveh and Calah (Kouyunjik and Nimroud), it is generally thought to be represented by the ruins at Selamiyeh, about 3 miles North of the latter city. It is noteworthy that Xenophon (Anab. iii.4) mentions a "great" city called Larissa as occupying this position, and Bochart has suggested that it is the same place. He supposes that when the inhabitants were asked to what city the ruins belonged, they answered la Resen, "to Resen," which was reproduced by the Greeks as Larissa. Xenophon describes its walls as being 25 ft. wide, 100 ft. high, and 2 parasangs in circuit. Except for the stone plinth 20 ft. high, they were of brick. He speaks of a stone-built pyramid near the city-possibly the temple-tower at Nimroud.


T. G. Pinches

Strong's Hebrew
7449. Resen -- a city in Assyr.
... 7448, 7449. Resen. 7450 . a city in Assyr. Transliteration: Resen Phonetic
Spelling: (reh'-sen) Short Definition: Resen. Word ...
/hebrew/7449.htm - 6k

7448. resen -- a halter, jaw
... 7447b, 7448. resen. 7449 . a halter, jaw. Transliteration: resen Phonetic Spelling:
(reh'-sen) Short Definition: bridle. ... 7447b, 7448. resen. 7449 . ...
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Causes of Corruption Chiefly Intentional.
... Such is the substitution of pheugei for anecho'resen in John 6:15;"which, by the
way, Tischendorf thrusts into his text on the sole authority of ', some ...
/.../chapter xii causes of corruption.htm

The History after the Flood.
... And Nimrod built the cities Nineveh and Rehoboth, and Calah, and Resen, between
Nineveh and Calah; and Nineveh became a very great city. ...
/.../theophilus/theophilus to autolycus/chapter xxxi the history after the.htm

Of the Generations of the Three Sons of Noah.
... Out of that land went forth Assur, and built Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and
Calah, and Resen between Nineveh and Calah: this was a great city." Now this ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 3 of the generations of.htm

Chapter x
... From that region he went forth to Assyria and built Nineveh and Rehoboth-ir, and
Calah and Resen, between Nineveh and Calah"this is that great city. ...
// of genesis volume 1/chapter x.htm

The Motives of Judas in Betraying Jesus.
... tina ekeinon to`n to'[pm areiein, ea`n me` ta`s rinas tais chersi`n epiphra'xe;
tosa'ute dia` tes sarko`s autou kai` epi` ges kri'sis echo'resen." It is easy ...
/.../section 264 the motives of.htm

WT Vn to the Christen Reader.
... And now Christ to preach repentaunce/ is resen yet once agayne out of his sepulchre
in which the pope had buried him and kepte him downe with his pilars and ...
/.../tyndale/the prophete ionas with an introduccion/w t vn to the.htm

Causes of Corruption Chiefly Intentional.
... Two copies of the Old Latin are also without the words egrego'resen kai`,"which
are wanting besides in Cureton's Syriac. Tischendorf accordingly omits them. ...
/.../chapter x causes of corruption.htm

The Last Days of the Old Eastern World
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 9. <. ...
/.../chapter iithe last days of 2.htm

An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis, and Part of ...
The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3. <. ...
/.../bunyan/the works of john bunyan volumes 1-3/an exposition on the first.htm

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

a bridle or bit

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(bridle), (Genesis 10:12) one of the cities built by Asshur, "between Nineveh and Calah." Assyrian remains of some considerable extent are found near the modern village of Selamiyeh , and it is perhaps the most probable conjecture that these represent Resen.

ATS Bible Dictionary

An ancient Assyrian city, between Nineveh and Calah, Genesis 10:12. Its exact position cannot now be determined.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Head of the stream; bridle, one of Nimrod's cities (Genesis 10:12), "between Nineveh and Calah." It has been supposed that the four cities named in this verse were afterwards combined into one under the name of Nineveh (q.v.). Resen was on the east side of the Tigris. It is probably identified with the mound of ruins called Karamless.
Resen (1 Occurrence)
...Resen was on the east side of the Tigris. It is probably identified with the mound
of ruins called Karamless. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. RESEN. ...
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Calah (2 Occurrences)
... "Out of that land he [ie, Nimrod] went forth into Assyria, and built Nineveh,
Rehoboth-Ir, and Calah, and Resen" (Genesis 10:11, RV). ...
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Resembling (19 Occurrences)

/r/resembling.htm - 12k

Nineveh (23 Occurrences)
... SURROUNDINGS 1. Its Walls 2. Principal Mounds and Gateways 3. Extent and Population
within the Walls 4. Extent outside the Walls 5. Calah, Resen and Rehoboth ...
/n/nineveh.htm - 52k

Nin'eveh (18 Occurrences)
... ir, and Calah, (See RSV). Genesis 10:12 and Resen between Nineveh and
Calah--the same is the great city. (See RSV). 2 Kings 19:36 ...
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Resent (1 Occurrence)

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Assyria (124 Occurrences)
... He went forth to Asshur"; see Micah 5:6). The foundation of Nineveh, Rehoboth-'Ir
(Assyrian Rebit-Ali, "the suburbs of the city"), Calah and Resen (Assyrian Res ...
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Bible Concordance
Resen (1 Occurrence)

Genesis 10:12 and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (the same is the great city).



Related Terms

Calah (2 Occurrences)

Resembling (19 Occurrences)

Nineveh (23 Occurrences)

Nin'eveh (18 Occurrences)

Resent (1 Occurrence)

Assyria (124 Occurrences)

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