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Chebar
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A canal in Babylon. Ezekiel received his visions while living near there (Ezek 1:1, 3; 3:15, 23; 10:15, 20, 22; 43:3).Chebar was thought to be identical with the river Habor in northern Mesopotamia, to which the Assyrians exiled some of the Israelites (2 Kgs 17:6). However, this is too far north to be part of the “land of the Chaldeans” (Ezek 1:3). Chebar is equivalent to the nar Kabari near Nippur, mentioned in Babylonian records.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Chebar
Chebar (כְּבָר‎, kevar). A canal in Babylon. Ezekiel received his visions while living near there (Ezek 1:1, 3; 3:15, 23; 10:15, 20, 22; 43:3).Chebar was thought to be identical with the river Habor in northern Mesopotamia, to which the Assyrians exiled some of the Israelites (2 Kgs 17:6). However, this
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Chebar (Place)
CHEBAR (PLACE) [Heb kĕbār (כְּבָר)]. A Mesopotamian watercourse mentioned eight times in the book of Ezekiel (1:1, 3; 3:15, 23; 10:15, 20, 22; 43:3). The Hebrew phrase in which it always occurs, nĕhar kĕbār, is translated “river Chebar” in RSV, but the Chebar was actually a canal. Its ancient course
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Chebar
Chebar. Canal in Babylonia. The prophet Ezekiel, who was among the exiles from the southern kingdom of Judah, received visions from God while living in the area of the Chebar Canal (Ez 1:1, 3; 3:15, 23; 10:15, 20, 22; 43:3). Secular Babylonian texts refer to a nar Kabaru that is believed to be the same
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Chebar
Chebar kḕbär [Heb. keḇār; Gk. Chobar]; NEB KEBAR. The river by the side of which Ezekiel received his vision recorded in Ezk. 1:1. It is described as in “the land of the Chaldeans” and is probably to be identified with the canal (nâru) kabari mentioned in Babylonian records. This navigable canal
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Kebar
KEBAR Canal in Babylonia. The prophet Ezekiel, who was among the exiles from the southern kingdom of Judah, received visions from God while living in the area of the Kebar Canal (Ez 1:1, 3; 3:15, 23; 10:15, 20, 22; 43:3). Secular Babylonian texts refer to a nar Kabaru that is believed to be the same
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Chebar
Chebar (kee´bahr), a water course in Babylonia, near the city of Nippur. It functioned as an important irrigation channel. It was beside the Chebar canal (called a “river” in the Bible) that Ezekiel received his first vision (1:13; 3:15, 23) as well as later visions or oracles (10:15, 20, 22; 43:3).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Chebar
CHEBAR. A river in the land of the Chaldeans, on the bank of which some of the Jewish exiles, including the prophet Ezekiel, were settled. It was there that Ezekiel (q.v.) saw some of his visions (Ezk 1:1, 3; 3:15, 23; 10:15, 20). It has been identified as a navigable canal called naru Kabari, “great
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Chebar
CHEBAR. The name of a river in Babylonia, by which Jewish exiles were settled; the site of Ezekiel s visions (1:1, 3; 3:15, 23; 10:15, 20, 22; 43:3). The location is unknown, though Hilprecht proposed an identification with the nāri kabari (‘great canal’), a name used in a Babylonian text from Nippur
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Chebar
Chebar (Heb. kĕḇār)A Mesopotamian canal besides whose banks Ezekiel received his inaugural vision (Ezek. 1:1–3:27) as well as a number of other prophetic oracles (10:15, 20, 22; 43:3). In antiquity its course left the Euphrates N of Sippar and ran southeast ca. 300 km. (186 mi.) through the Nippur
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Chebar
Chebar [kēˊbär] (Heb. keḇār). A river along which the exiles from Judah dwelled and where Ezekiel received a vision (Ezek. 1:1; 3:15; NIV “Kebar”). Perhaps it is the navigable Euphrates canal (Akk. nâru kabari) near Babylon, flowing southeast to a point east of Nippur and rejoining the Euphrates
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Chebar
CHEBAR The name of a river near which Ezekiel was a captive (Ezek. 1:1, etc.) and where he had one of his visions (Ezek. 10:15). Some believe it is identical with Habor (2 Kgs. 17:6), the variation representing different dialect. But a tablet of the 5th century bc has nar-kabaru, i.e. the ‘Great Channel’ (a
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Chebar
CHEBAR A canal (translated “river” in the RSV) in Mesopotamia at which the prophet Ezekiel had his visions (Ezek 1:1, 3; 3:15, 23; 10:15, 20, 22; 43:3). Its watercourse began north of Babylon, and it rejoined the Euphrates about 60 miles downstream near Erech.