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Gozan
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A region on the upper Habor River, to which the Israelites were exiled (2 Kgs 17:6; 18:11; 1 Chr 5:26). When the “Gozan River” is mentioned it is likely the Habor in the region of Gozan. Sennacherib boasts that “the kings of Assyria” had destroyed the people of Gozan, among others (2 Kgs 19:12). Isaiah, when warning of Assyrian destruction, also mentions the demise of “Gozan, Haran, Rezeph, and the people of Eden” (Isaiah 37:12). Today, many scholars understand Gozan to be located at the modern Tell Halâf, east of Haran. This may be the same as the Gauzanitis cited by Ptolemy (Georg 5.18).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gozan
Gozan (גּוֹזָן‎, gozan). A region on the upper Habor River, to which the Israelites were exiled (2 Kgs 17:6; 18:11; 1 Chr 5:26). When the “Gozan River” is mentioned it is likely the Habor in the region of Gozan. Sennacherib boasts that “the kings of Assyria” had destroyed the people of Gozan, among others
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gozan
Gozan. City and district near the Euphrates River. The Harbor River (modern Khabur) flowed through it. The Assyrians conquered it sometime before Sennacherib’s invasion of Judah (701 bc). This fact is mentioned by Sennacherib, king of Assyria, in a blasphemous letter sent to Hezekiah, king of Judah (2
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gozan
Gozan gōʹzan (Heb. gôzān; Akk. Guzana). A city or region in northern Mesopotamia. Sennacherib, the king of Assyria, boasted to Hezekiah that Gozan was among the “nations” that his fathers had destroyed (2 K. 19:12 par Isa. 37:12). The “river of Gozan” is given as a descriptive name of the Habor (Ḫābûr),
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gozan
GOZAN City and district near the Euphrates River. The Habor River (modern Khabur) flowed through it. The Assyrians conquered it sometime before Sennacherib’s invasion of Judah (701 bc). This fact is mentioned by Sennacherib, king of Assyria, in a blasphemous letter sent to Hezekiah, king of Judah (2
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gozan
Gozan (goh´zan; Akkadian Guzana), a city (modern Tell Halaf) on the Habor (Heb. Khabur) River; the city and its surrounding region became part of the Assyrian Empire in the ninth century bce (alluded to in 2 Kings 19:12; see Isa. 37:12). Gozan was one of the places to which the Israelites were deported
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gozan
GOZAN. A region along the Habor River near the Euphrates where the Israelites deported from Samaria were settled (2 Kgs 17:6; 18:11). It is frequently mentioned in Assyrian records as Guzani. Assyria had already conquered it in 808 b.c. (cf. 2 Kgs 19:12). Oppenheim identified it with Tel Halaf on that
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Gozan
GOZAN is identified with ancient Guzana, modern Tell Halaf, on the Upper Habur river. Israelites from Samaria were deported here in 722 bc (2 Ki. 17:6; 18:11). Sennacherib, in his letter to Hezekiah (2 Ki. 19:12 = Is. 37:12), refers to the heavy punishment inflicted on this Assyr. provincial capital
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gozan
Gozan (Heb. gôzān; Akk. Guzana)A city (modern Tell Halaf) on the upper reaches of the Ḫabur River to which Israelites were deported following the fall of Samaria in 722/721 b.c.e. (2 Kgs. 17:6; 18:11; 1 Chr. 5:26). Traces of the deportation are found from the late 8th–7th century; persons by the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gozan
Gozan [gōˊzăn] (Heb. gôzān; Akk. Guzana). A city and district in northwest Mesopotamia, situated on the river Habor (called in the Old Testament the “river of Gozan”; cf. RSV, NJV 1 Chr. 5:26; “river Gozan,” following MT). The Assyrian king Tiglathpileser III deported the Reubenites,
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Gozan
GOZAN An Aramean city-state in northwestern Mesopotamia, on the southern bank of the River Khabur. Assyrian documents of the early 9th century bc state that it was subject to Assyria. In 732 bc Tiglath-Pileser III deported the Reubenites, Gadites and half the tribe of Manasseh to Halah, Habor, Hara and
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Gozan
GOZAN (Hebrew gôzān) A region or district in Mesopotamia that was conquered by the Assyrians. Tiglath-pileser III transferred part of the population of Israel to Gozan (2 Kgs 17:6; 18:11). There is also a river in the district called Gozan (2 Kgs 17:6, 18:11; 1 Chr 5:26).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Gozan
Go´zan seems in the Authorized Version of 1 Chron. 5:26 to be the name of a river; but in 2 Kings 17:6 and 18:11 it is evidently applied not to a river but a country. Gozan was the tract to which the Israelites were carried away captive by Pul, Tiglath-pileser, and Shalmaneser, or possibly Sargon. It