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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An ancient city of Assyria on the Tigris River south of present-day Mosul, Iraq. It was probably built in the 13th century BC.

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  • The next city of this aggregation is "Calah," identified in cuneiform writing as Kalchu, which lay near the confluence of the Tigris and the upper Zab.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • From that land he went into Assyria, and built Nineveh, Rehoboth-ir, Calah, and Resen between Nineveh and Calah; that is the great city.

    The Great Experiment

  • From that land he went into Assyria, and built Nineveh, Rehoboth-ir, Calah, and Resen between Nineveh and Calah; that is the great city.

    The Great Experiment

  • Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah

    Villaraigosa And Nunez Cut And Run - Video Report

  • And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.

    Villaraigosa And Nunez Cut And Run - Video Report

  • And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • In745—precisely after two kings were assassinated in Samaria— the ambitious governor of the great Assyrian city of Calah in the Tigris valley revolted against his own overlords and began the process of transforming Assyria into a brutal and predatory state.

    The Bible Unearthed

  • Assyria is specifically mentioned in relation to the Tigris River in Genesis2:14, and two of the royal capitals of the Assyrian empire—Nineveh (recognized as the capital of the empire in the seventh centuryBCE) and Calah (its predecessor)—are mentioned in Genesis10:11(both are J documents).

    The Bible Unearthed

  • In745—precisely after two kings were assassinated in Samaria— the ambitious governor of the great Assyrian city of Calah in the Tigris valley revolted against his own overlords and began the process of transforming Assyria into a brutal and predatory state.

    The Bible Unearthed

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