Calneh
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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.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
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 (Ezek. 27:23).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CALNEH

kal'-ne (kalneh; Chalanne): The name of the fourth city of Nimrod's kingdom (Genesis 10:10), the three preceding it being Babel, Erech, and Accad, i.e. the capital of the realm of Babylonia and the chief cities of three of the principal states. The meaning of the name is unknown, and many regard the identification as uncertain athers and burned C. who had fled into an outhouse with others who had set the sacred gates on fire, "the meet reward of their impiety" (2 Maccabees 8:33).

1. Identified with Nippur:

G. Rawlinson thought it to be the modern Niffer (or Noufar), comparing the Talmudic (compare Yoma') Nopher, which is said to be the same as Calneh. What place-name Calneh corresponds with in cuneiform is doubtful. Fried. Delitzsch (Wo lag das Paradies?) compared it with Kul-unu, but as we are told to pronounce this group as Kullaba, it seems unlikely that there is any connection between the two. The identification proposed by G. Rawlinson, however, may be regarded as being supported by the bilingual Creation-legend, in which Merodach (= Nimrod) is made the founder of Babylon, Erech and Nippur, which would in that case be three of the four cities mentioned in Genesis 10:10.

2. Nippur's Importance:

The inscriptions reveal to us Nippur as a city with a glorious past. Sargon of Agade, Sur-Engur, Dungi and all the more prominent kings of Babylonia in its larger sense interested themselves in the rebuilding and restoration of its renowned temples, so as to gain the favor of their great divinities.

3. Its Deities and Their Legends:

The city's earlier divine patrons were Enlil and Ninlil, the older Bel and Beltis, whose shrines were at the great temple-tower called E-kura, "the house of the land," and a poetical legend in Sumerian (dialectical) recording their visit to the city, and enumerating its sacred places, still exists (PSBA, March, 1911, 85). Later, the chief deities of the city seem to have been Ninip, the son of Enlil, and his spouse Nin-Nipri, "the lady of Nippur." These two divine beings likewise evoked the muse of the city-scribes, who dealt with the glories of the god in a composition extending over several tablets, in which his favor to his spouse Nin-Nipri is extolled; and to whom a career very similar to that of Merodach, the head of the Babylonian pantheon, is attributed (PSBA, December, 1906, 270).

4. Its Ruins Today:

The great temple-tower of Niffer, which was dedicated to the god Enlil, was a very striking object among the buildings and temples of the city, and the lower stages are still in an extremely perfect condition. Most interesting, also, are the remains of streets and houses which enable the general conditions of life in ancient Babylonia to be estimated, and suggest that they are similar to those subsisting even at the present day. Our knowledge of the city is almost entirely due to the American excavations at Niffer, inaugurated by J. P. Peters, which have been most fruitful and have shed quite a new light on the city's history. See Peters' Nippur (2 volumes, 1887); the many volumes written or edited by Professor H. V. Hilprecht under the general title The Babylonian Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania; and Professor A. T. Clay's Light on the Old Testament from Babel (Philadelphia, 1907).

T. G. Pinches

CALNEH; CALNO

kal'-ne, kal'-no (kalneh (Amos 6:2), kalno (Isaiah 10:9)): "Probably the Kulnia (Kullani) associated with Arpad and Hadrach, Syrian cities, in the Assyrian `tribute' list (Western Asiatic Inscriptions, II, 53, number 3); Kullanhu about six miles from Arpad" (HDB, I, 344, and 1-vol HDB, 109).

Strong's Hebrew
3641. Kalneh -- a place in Babylon
... 3640, 3641. Kalneh. 3641a . a place in Babylon. Transliteration: Kalneh Phonetic
Spelling: (kal-neh') Short Definition: Calneh. Calneh, Calno ...
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3641a. Kalneh -- a place in Babylon
... Kalneh. 3641b . a place in Babylon. Transliteration: Kalneh Short Definition:
Calneh. ... (probably the same as NH3641b) NASB Word Usage Calneh (1). 3641, 3641a ...
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3641b. Kalneh -- a city conquered by Assyria
... Kalneh. 3642 . a city conquered by Assyria. Transliteration: Kalneh Short Definition:
Calneh. ... NASB Word Usage Calneh (1), Calno (1). 3641a, 3641b. ...
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Library

For what is There that Sober Ears could Wish Changed in this ...
... upon them ample territory, to show their ingratitude in trusting to the mountain
of Samaria, where idols were worshipped: "Pass ye unto Calneh," he says, "and ...
/.../augustine/on christian doctrine in four books/chapter 17 for what is.htm

Examples of True Eloquence Drawn from the Epistles of Paul and the ...
... Pass ye unto Calneh, and see; and from thence go ye to Hamath the great; then go
down to Gath of the Philistines, and to all the best kingdoms of these: is ...
/.../on christian doctrine in four books /chapter 7 examples of true eloquence.htm

Moses and his Writings
... 'Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.' (Genesis 10:10.)
The ruins of all these great cities and kingdoms have now been found. ...
/.../duff/the bible in its making/chapter iii moses and his.htm

The History after the Flood.
... the flood was there again a beginning of cities and kings, in the following
manner:"The first city was Babylon, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land ...
/.../theophilus/theophilus to autolycus/chapter xxxi the history after the.htm

The Carcass and the Eagles
... 2. 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? ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture a/the carcass and the eagles.htm

So Also were Sacrifices and Oblations.
... Pass all of you unto Calneh, and see; and from thence go ye unto Hamath the great,
and go down thence to Gath of the strangers, the noblest of all these ...
/.../chapter xxii so also were sacrifices.htm

When, Then, this Rustic, or Quondam Rustic Prophet...
... Pass ye unto Calneh, and see; and from thence go ye to Hamath the great; then go
down to Gath of the Philistines, and to all the best kingdoms of these: is ...
/.../augustine/on christian doctrine in four books/chapter 16 when then this.htm

Of the Generations of the Three Sons of Noah.
... hunter against the Lord. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babylon, Erech,
Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. Out of that ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 3 of the generations of.htm

Chapter x
... mirable dictu! 10-12. The beginning of his kingdom was Babylon, and Erech
and Akkad and Calneh in the land of Shinar. From that ...
//christianbookshelf.org/leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter x.htm

The Prophet Amos.
... the slightest allusion to the Assyrians occurs. The supposition that Calneh
or Ktesiphon, in chap. vi.2, appears as having already ...
/.../hengstenberg/christology of the old testament/the prophet amos.htm

Thesaurus
Calneh (2 Occurrences)
... 27:23). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CALNEH. kal ...Calneh. What place-name
Calneh corresponds with in cuneiform is doubtful. Fried. ...
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Canneh (1 Occurrence)
... Mentioned only in Ezek. 27:23. (see CALNEH.). Int. ... Cornill thinks Canneh is the Calneh
of Amos 6:2, but Cheyne thinks the name is really non-existent. ...
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Erech (2 Occurrences)
... e'-rek, er'-ek ('erekh; Orech): 1. Etymology of the Name: The second of the cities
founded by Nimrod, the others being Babel, Accad and Calneh (Genesis 10:10). ...
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Calno (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia CALNEH; CALNO. kal'-ne, kal'-no (kalneh (Amos
6:2), kalno (Isaiah 10:9)): "Probably the Kulnia (Kullani ...
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Shinar (8 Occurrences)
... In Genesis 10:10 it is the district wherein lay Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh,
cities which were the "beginning" of Nimrod's kingdom. ...
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Chaldeans (82 Occurrences)
... 800) smaller towns which were around them; and there were also Chaldeans (and Arameans)
in Erech, Nippur (Calneh), Kis, Hursag-kalama, Cuthah, and probably ...
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Chaldea (8 Occurrences)
... 800) smaller towns which were around them; and there were also Chaldeans (and Arameans)
in Erech, Nippur (Calneh), Kis, Hursag-kalama, Cuthah, and probably ...
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Nimrod (4 Occurrences)
... He established his kingdom "in the land of Shinar," including the cities "Babel,
and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh" (Genesis 10:10), of which only Babel, or ...
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Wider (5 Occurrences)
... Amos 6:2 Go on to Calneh and see; and from there go to Hamath the great; then go
down to Gath of the Philistines: are you better than these kingdoms? ...
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