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A region in Assyria to which Assyrian kings sent Israelites during the exile (2 Kgs 17:6; 18:11; 1 Chr 5:26).
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Halah (hay´luh), a region in Assyria to which Israelite exiles were deported by the triumphant Assyrian kings (Pul, Tilgath-pilneser, 1 Chron. 5:26) who overthrew Samaria in 722/1 bce (2 Kings 17:6; 18:11; Obad. 20). Its exact location in Mesopotamia is still a matter of dispute among scholars, though
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
HALAH. A city or district, unidentified, in Mesopotamia, perhaps near Gozan in the basin of the Habor River to which a portion of the northern tribes of Israel were deported by the Assyrian kings in 732 and 722 b.c. (2 Kgs 17:6; 18:11; 1 Chr 5:26). Since a city gate of Nineveh facing NE was called “Gate
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
HALAH. A place in Assyria to which Israelites were deported from Samaria (2 Ki. 17:6; 18:11; 1 Ch. 5:26; cf. Ob. 20, rsv ‘exiles in Halah’ by small emendation). There is no doubt this was Assyr. Halahhu, a town and district NE of Nineveh, giving its name to one of the gates of that city. Other proposed
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Halah (Heb. ḥălaḥ; Akk. Ḫalaḫḫu)An area to which Israelites were deported after 720 b.c.e. by Sargon II (2 Kgs. 17:6) and subsequently by Shalmaneser II (18:11) and Tiglath-pileser III (1 Chr. 5:26). This deportation is not reflected in Assyrian inscriptions. Fields in Halah (modern Tell al-ʿAbbāsīya),
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Halah [hāˊlə] (Heb. ḥalaḥ). A region in the Assyrian Empire, possibly near Haran or the river Habor. It was one of the areas where Tiglath-pileser III relocated captives from the Transjordanian tribes (1 Chr. 5:26); Shalmaneser V also exiled Israelites following the fall of the northern kingdom
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