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a city in the land of Shinar, built by Nimrod, and one of the cities mentioned Genesis 10:10 , as belonging to his kingdom. It is believed to be the same with Calno, mentioned in Isaiah 10:9 . It is said by the Chaldee interpreters, as also by Eusebius and Jerom, to be the same with Ctesiphon, standing upon the Tigris, about three miles distant from Seleucia, and that for some time it was the capital city of the Parthians. Bochart, Wells, and Michaelis, agree in this opinion.

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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Calneh'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. 1831-2.

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