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The name of two sites—one in ancient Babylonia (Gen 10:10), and one in northwestern Syria/Aram (Amos 6:2; Isa 10:9).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
CALNEH (PLACE) [Heb kalnēh (כַּלְנֵה)]. Var. CALNO. A city in Syria in the vicinity of Arpad and Aleppo (Isa 10:9; here Calno, Heb kalnô). The conquest of Calneh by Tiglath-pileser III in his 8th year of reign (738 b.c.) was of such significance that it served as the Assyrian eponym designation for
CANNEH (PLACE) [Heb kannēh (כַּנֵּה)]. A N Mesopotamian city with whom Tyre traded in textiles (Ezek 27:23). Assyrian texts of the 8th and 7th centuries b.c. contain numerous references to individuals involved in economic transactions who are from Kannuʾ, a city whose precise geographical location is
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Calneh. 1. Problematic kjv rendering in Genesis 10:10. In this context Calneh is associated with Babylon rather than with Syria. It has been suggested that the Hebrew word should be vocalized to read “all of them,” yielding the translation “all of them in the land of Shinar” (rsv).2. City identified
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Canneh kañə [Heb. kannēh; Gk. Chanaa]; NEB KANNEH. A place mentioned in Ezk. 27:23 together with Haran and Eden as cities with which Tyre had commercial relations. This is the only reference to Canneh, and the site is unknown. However, its association with Haran and Eden suggests that it was located
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Calneh (kal´neh), a north Syrian city located in the plain of Antioch. Calneh was the capital of the Neo-Hittite state of Unqi. It paid tribute to Assyria in the ninth century bce and was conquered and annexed to Assyria by Tiglath-pileser III in 738 bce. The city is referred to in Amos 6:2 and in Isa.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
CALNEH, CALNO. The name of a city or village in NW Syria referred to in Amos 6:2 and Isa 10:9. Calneh is often equated with Assyrian Kunalū˒a (Kinalū˒a), the present site of which is believed by some to be a large tell one mile E of Harim, the best identification still remains that of I. J. Gelb (cf.
CALNO. A city which had fallen to the Assyrians, cited as an example to Israel to the futility of offering resistance to them (Isa 10:9). This is probably the Kulnia associated with Arpad and Hadadezer in the Assyrian “tribute list.” It is also called Calneh (q.v.) and mentioned with Hamath in (Amos
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
CALNEH, CALNO. 1. Calneh. The name of a city founded by Nimrod in the land of *Shinar (Gn. 10:10, av). Since no city of this name is known in Babylonia, some scholars propose to point the Heb. kullānâ, ‘all of them’, as in Gn. 42:36; 1 Ki. 7:37. This would then be a comprehensive clause to cover such
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Calneh (Heb. kalnēh) (also CALNO)A city in the north of Aram-naharaim (Amos 6:2). Situated at the northern end of the Orontes, this area became a center for resisting Assyrian advance in the 8th century b.c.e. Tiglath-pileser III attacked the Urartian coalition in 743, then moved against the Neo-Hittite
Calno (Heb. kalnô) (also CALNEH)A north Syrian city captured by Tiglath-pileser III in 738 b.c.e. (Isa. 10:9). The location of Calno, called Kullanî in Assyrian inscriptions, has been identified with Kullan Köy, ca. 13 km. (8 mi.) NW of Aleppo. This former capital of the state of Unqi is called Calneh
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Calneh [kălˊnə] (Heb. kalnēh). One of the cities founded by Nimrod, in the land of Shinar (Gen. 10:10, KJV, NIV). According to the Talmud, Calneh was the important Babylonian city of Nippur, located between Babylon and Erech. Though Gen. 10:10 might very well describe this area, no positive identification
Calno [kălˊnō] (Heb. kalnô). A city mentioned at Isa. 10:9, which, like Carchemish, was taken by Tiglath-pileser III in 738 B.C. Calno, called Kullanî on Assyrian inscriptions, has been identified with modern Kullanköy, approximately 13 km. (8 mi.) northwest of Aleppo. Should the Calneh of
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
CALNEH One of the four original cities of Nimrod’s kingdom, mentioned together with Babel, Erech and Accad in Genesis 10:10). Its identification is not certain. Some suggest Nippur (modern Nifr), basing their theory on the Babylonian creation myth in which is related that Marduk was the founder of Babylon,
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