Genesis 10:11
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English Standard Version
From that land he went into Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth-Ir, Calah, and

King James Bible
Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,

American Standard Version
Out of that land he went forth into Assyria, and builded Nineveh, and Rehoboth-ir, and Calah,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Out of that land came forth Assur, and built Ninive, and the streets of the city, and Chale.

English Revised Version
Out of that land he went forth into Assyria, and builded Nineveh, and Rehoboth-Ir, and Calah,

Webster's Bible Translation
Out of that land went forth Ashur, and built Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

From Shinar Nimrod went to Assyria אשּׁוּר is the accusative of direction), the country on the east of the Tigris, and there built four cities, or probably a large imperial city composed of the four cities, or probably a large imperial city composed of the four cities named. As three of these cities - Rehoboth-Ir, i.e., city markets (not "street-city," as Bunsen interprets it), Chelach, and Resen - are not met with again, whereas Nineveh was renowned in antiquity for its remarkable size (vid., Jonah 3:3), the words "this is the great city" must apply not to Resen, but to Nineveh. This is grammatically admissible, if we regard the last three names as subordinate to the first, taking as the sign of subordination (Ewald, 339a), and render the passage thus: "he built Nineveh, with Rehoboth-Ir, Cheloch, and Resen between Nineveh and Chelach, this is the great city." From this it follows that the four places formed a large composite city, a large range of towns, to which the name of the (well-known) great city of Nineveh was applied, in distinction from Nineveh in the more restricted sense, with which Nimrod probably connected the other three places so as to form one great capital, possibly also the chief fortress of his kingdom on the Tigris. These four cities most likely correspond to the ruins on the east of the Tigris, which Layard has so fully explored, viz., Nebbi Ynus and Kouyunjik opposite to Mosul, Khorsabad five hours to the north, and Nimrud eight hours to the south of Mosul.

(Note: This supposition of Rawlinson, Grote, M. v. Niebuhr, Knobel, Delitzsch and others, has recently been adopted by Ewald also.)

Genesis 10:11 Parallel Commentaries

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A.M.

1700. B.C.

2304. went forth Asshur. or, he went out into Assyria.

Micah 5:6 And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof...

Asshur.

Numbers 24:22,24 Nevertheless the Kenite shall be wasted, until Asshur shall carry you away captive...

Ezra 4:2 Then they came to Zerubbabel, and to the chief of the fathers, and said to them, Let us build with you: for we seek your God, as you do...

Psalm 83:8 Assur also is joined with them: they have helped the children of Lot. Selah.

Ezekiel 27:23 Haran, and Canneh, and Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Asshur, and Chilmad, were your merchants.

Ezekiel 32:22 Asshur is there and all her company: his graves are about him: all of them slain, fallen by the sword:

Hosea 14:3 Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride on horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, You are our gods...

Nineveh.

2 Kings 19:36 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelled at Nineveh.

Isaiah 37:37 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelled at Nineveh.

Jonah 1:2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.

Jonah 3:1-10 And the word of the LORD came to Jonah the second time, saying...

Nahum 1:1 The burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.

Nahum 2:8 But Nineveh is of old like a pool of water: yet they shall flee away. Stand, stand, shall they cry; but none shall look back.

Nahum 3:7 And it shall come to pass, that all they that look on you shall flee from you, and say, Nineveh is laid waste: who will bemoan her?...

Zephaniah 2:13 And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderness.

the city of. or, the streets of the city.

Cross References
Genesis 10:12
Resen between Nineveh and Calah; that is the great city.

Isaiah 37:37
Then Sennacherib king of Assyria departed and returned home and lived at Nineveh.

Jonah 1:2
"Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me."

Micah 5:6
they shall shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod at its entrances; and he shall deliver us from the Assyrian when he comes into our land and treads within our border.

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