Ark of the Covenant - Bible History Online
Bible History

Fausset's Bible Dictionary


A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z   


The Larissa of Xenophon (Ahab. 3:4, section 7), now Nimrud. (See ASSYRIA; NINEVEH.) Calah is probably Kileh Sherghat, 55 miles S. of Mosul, on the right bank of the Tigris. Resen was situated nine geographical miles N. of it, and four S. of Koyunjik or Nineveh. Septuagint read Dasen. G. Rawlinson however identifies Asshur with Kileh. Sherghat, and Caleb or Halah with Nimrud. The name Calah may have been transferred from Asshur, Kileh Sherghat, to Nimrud, when the seat of empire was transferred to this latter place. The targums of Jonathan and Jerusalem explain Resen as Tel-assar "the mound of Asshur."

Bibliography Information
Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'resen' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

Copyright Information
© Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Fausset's Bible Dictionary Home
Bible History Online Home


Bible Encyclopedia (ISBE)
Online Bible (KJV)
Naves Topical Bible
Smith's Bible Dictionary
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Schaff's Bible Dictionary
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Matthew Henry Bible Commentary
Hitchcock's Bible Dictionary