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Calneh (kăl`nē), in the Bible. 1 Place, in S Babylonia, founded by Nimrod with other cities; the word may mean "all of them." 2 Unidentified city, possibly in N Syria. It is perhaps the same as Calno, named with Carchemish. Some identify it with Canneh.
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His attack on Calneh
(Kinalia) in Unqi was conducted ina uzzi libbiya, "in my fury," and in the attack on Ulluba he marched into the mountain passes ezzis samris, "furiously and ferociously." (69) Thus, the phrase [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] is a fairly transparent reference to the Assyrian king.
"Scholars have long speculated that the reference to Calneh
in Isaiah's oracle against Assyria alludes to Tiglath-pileser's devastation of Kunulua - that is, Tayinat," he said.
Carchernish and Calneh
(chief city of Unqi/Pattina) had been conquered earlier, by Tiglath-Pileser III in 739 or 738.