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RESEN . The last of the four cities built by Asshur, or, according to the RV [Note: Revised Version.] , by Nimrod, and described as lying between Nineveh and Calah ( i.e. Kouyunjik and Nimroud), on the E. bank of the Tigris ( Genesis 10:12 ). From its position the site referred to should be at or near the present Selamîyeh , which lies between the two points named. Resen seemingly represents the Assyrian place-name Rçsh-çni , ‘fountain-head,’ but is probably not to be confused with the Rçsh-çni mentioned by Sennacherib in the Bavian inscription, which is regarded as being the modern Räs el-‘Ain a little N. of Khorsabad. That the words ‘the same is a great city’ should refer to Resen alone seems unlikely more probably Nineveh, Rehoboth-ir, and Calah are included, the two latter forming, with Resen, suburbs of the first.

T. G. Pinches.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Resen'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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