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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2477 - חֲלַח
Halah = “painful”
1) a city or district in Mesopotamia under Assyrian control where the Israelite captives were taken
חֲלַח [Halah] pr.n. of a province of Assyria, whither a portion of the ten tribes were taken by Shalmanezer; it is probably Calachene (Καλαχηνή, Strab. xvi. 1; Καλακινὴ, Ptol. vi. 1), the northern province of Assyria, on the confines of Armenia, 2 Kings 17:6, 18:11. Compare בֶּלַח.
[חַלְחוּל Halhul, pr.n. Joshua 15:38, now called Hŭlhûl, حلحول, Rob. i. 319.]
the Week of Proper 22 / Ordinary 27