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Kay´luh; Akkadian Kalkhu; Arabic Birs Nimrud

A city on the eastern bank of the Tigris River, about twenty miles south of modern Mosul in northern Iraq. At the beginning of his reign, Ashurnasirpal II (883–859 BCE) moved his capital to Calah from Nineveh.

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.