The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Khorsabad Present-day city in northern Iraq, located about 12 miles northeast of Nineveh; site of the ancient city of Dur-Sharrukin (“Fort Sargon”), the short-lived capital of the neo-Assyrian king Sargon II (721–705 bc).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
KHORSABAD. The name of a village in N Iraq which designates the site of ancient Dur-Sharrukin (fortress of Sargon), a city founded by Sargon II of Assyria. The work began around 713 b.c. and the city was inaugurated in 707 b.c. as the capital of the empire; but it was never finished because Sargon II
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
KHORSABAD. A modern village located next to the Khosr River about 20 km northeast of the Iraqi city of Mosul. The name is used to denote the nearby site of the ancient city of Dur-Sharrukin (“Fortess of Sargon”) that was built by Sargon II (721–705 bce) as the new capital of Assyria in place of Calah