Called Calno, Isa 10:9 and Canneh, Eze 27:23, one of Nimrod's cities, Ge 10:10, and afterwards called Ctesiphon; it lay on the east bank of the Tigris opposite Seleucia, twenty miles below Bagdad. Ctesiphon was a winter residence of the Parthian kings. Nothing now remains but the ruins of a palace and mounds of rubbish.
fort, one of the four cities founded by Nimrod (Ge 10:10). It is the modern Niffer, a lofty mound of earth and rubbish situated in the marshes on the left, i.e., the east, bank of the Euphrates, but 30 miles distant from its present course, and about 60 miles south-south-east from Babylon. It is mentioned as one of the towns with which Tyre carried on trade. It was finally taken and probably destroyed by one of the Assyrian kings (Am 6:2). It is called Calno (Isa 10:9) and Canneh (Eze 27:23).
or Calno (Ge 10:10). One of Nimrod' s original seats meaning "the fort of the god Anu" (worshipped afterwards at Babylon) in the land of Shinar, i.e. Babylonia. proper, extending to the Persian gulf, now Niffer. The place where the tower of Babel was built, according to the Septuagint and Arab tradition, taken by Assyria in the eighth century B.C. (Am 6:2). "Is not Calno as Carchemish?" i.e., it was no more able to withstand me than Carchemish. Isa 10:9 Isa 10:34 miles S.E.E. of Babylon, in the marshes on the left bank of the Euphrates, towards the Tigris. Elsewhere CANNEH (Eze 27:23).
One of the ancient cities in the land of Shinar built by Nimrod. Ge 10:10; Am 6:2. Some identify it with Ctesiphon beyond the Tigris; others with Niffer, about 60 miles E.S.E.; but on the maps it is usually placed at 32 10' N, 45 5' E, not coinciding with either of these.
CALNEH, a city in the land of Shinar, built by Nimrod, and one of the cities mentioned Ge 10:10, as belonging to his kingdom. It is believed to be the same with Calno, mentioned in Isa 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.