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10 His kingdom began in the region[a] of Shinar[b] with the cities of[c] Babylon, Erech,[d] Akkad, and Calneh. 11 From there[e] he went north[f] to Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth-ir, and Calah, 12 along with Resen, which was located between Nineveh and the great city of Calah.

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  1. Genesis 10:10 Lit. land
  2. Genesis 10:10 I.e. southern Mesopotamia or Babylonia
  3. Genesis 10:10 The Heb. lacks the cities of
  4. Genesis 10:10 Or Uruk
  5. Genesis 10:11 Lit. from that land
  6. Genesis 10:11 The Heb. lacks north

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