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Habor
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A tributary of the Euphrates River to which some of the Israelites were exiled by Assyrian kings (2 Kgs 18:11, 2 Kgs 17:6, 1 Chr 5:26). In Second Kings 17, the Assyrian king Shalmaneser V captures Israel’s capital city, Samaria, and carries the Israelites away to Halah on the Habor River. In the account in 1 Chr 5, the Transjordian tribes are deported by Pul, known also as Tiglath-Pileser, to “Halah, Habor, Hara, and the river Gozan.” Habor today is modern Nahl al-Khābûr and should not be confused with the river Chebar.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Habor
Habor (חָבוֹר‎, chavor). A tributary of the Euphrates River to which some of the Israelites were exiled by Assyrian kings (2 Kgs 18:11, 2 Kgs 17:6, 1 Chr 5:26). In Second Kings 17, the Assyrian king Shalmaneser V captures Israel’s capital city, Samaria, and carries the Israelites away to Halah on the
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Habor (Place)
HABOR (PLACE) [Heb ḥābôr (חָבֹור)]. A river along which the Assyrians resettled some of the N Israelites after they had captured Samaria in 721 b.c. (2 Kgs 17:6; 18:11; cf. 1 Chr 5:26). The Habor was a tributary of the Euphrates river, attested in Assyrian sources as ḫab̌r; today it still retains
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Habor
Habor. Modern Habur (Chaboras) River. The Habor River runs from the mountains in north-central Assyria, in Gozan, into the Euphrates River at a junction about 250 miles south and west of Nineveh. Numerous tributaries feed the Habor farther to the north. The OT names the river as the site to which King
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Habor
Habor hāʹbōr [Heb. ḥāḇôr; Gk. habōr]. A tributary of the Euphrates, called “the river of Gozan” (2 K. 17:6) from the region through which it flows (see Gozan). It originates in the general vicinity of Haran, flows southeastward and then southward, and empties into the Euphrates not far above
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Habor
HABOR Modern Habur (Chaboras) River. The Habor River runs from the mountains in north-central Assyria, in Gozan, into the Euphrates River at a junction about 250 miles (402 kilometers) south and west of Nineveh. Numerous tributaries feed the Habor farther to the north. The OT names the river as the site
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Habor
Habor (hay´bor), a major tributary of the Euphrates River, which it enters from the northeast below modern Deir ez-Zor in northeast Syria. The Habor was a major route in antiquity and was densely settled, as the many tells that dot its banks show. In the Bible, the Habor is called the river of Gozan
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Habor
HABOR. The modern Khabur River, the eastern of the two main tributaries of the upper Euphrates, entering it from the N near Tirqah. To the Gozan district near its headwaters captives from the ten tribes were deported by Tiglath-pileser III in 732 B. C. and by Sargon II in King Hoshea’s ninth year, 722
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Habor
HABOR. A river (the modern H̬âbûr) which carries the waters of several streams draining the Mardin area SW to the middle Euphrates. It ran through the Assyr. province of *Gozan (nehar gôzān, ‘river of Gozan’) and was one of the locations to which the Israelites were deported by the Assyrians (2 Ki.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Habor
Habor (Heb. ḥāḇôr; Akk. Ḫabôr)A large tributary that drains into the middle Euphrates River in northeast Syria. The river originates in the mountains of southeast Turkey near Mardin. A number of large urban centers were in the lower Habor region in the 2nd millennium b.c., including Mari and Terqa,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Habor
Habor [hāˊbôr] (Heb. ḥāḇôr; Akk. Ḫabûr). The modern Nahr el-Khābur, a tributary of the Euphrates river. Originating in the vicinity of Haran (perhaps near the city or region of Gozan; 2 Kgs. 17:6; “the river of Gozan”; cf. 1 Chr. 5:26; RSV “the river Gozan”), it flows southwesterly and
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Habor
HABOR The name of a river, also known as Gozan, where the 10 tribes were settled after their deportation (2 Kgs. 17:6; 18:11, etc.). Identified with the River Khabur, which rises in the Kharga Dag mountains and flows between the Euphrates and the Tigris through a fertile plain about 200 miles long before
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Habor
HABOR A tributary of the Euphrates River; it is known today as al-Khābûr. The Assyrians settled a number of deported Israelites along the river following the conquest of Samaria in 721 b.c. (2 Kgs 17:6, 18:11; cf. 1 Chr 5:26).