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Halah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Halah
Halah (חֲלַח‎, chalach). A region in Assyria to which Assyrian kings sent Israelites during the exile (2 Kgs 17:6; 18:11; 1 Chr 5:26).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Halah (Place)
HALAH (PLACE) [Heb ḥălaḥ (חֲלַח‎)]. 2 Kgs 17:1–6 narrates Israel’s revolt against Assyria and the Assyrian conquest of Israel. In v 3 the Assyrian king is Shalmaneser V (727–722); but the capture of Israel’s capital, Samaria, is historically credited to his brother, the Assyrian monarch, Sargon II
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Halah
Halah. Place in Assyria where the inhabitants of Samaria were taken after its fall in 722 bc (2 Kgs 17:6; 18:11; cf. 1 Chr 5:26).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Halah
Halah havʹlə [Heb. ḥalaḥ; Gk. Halae, Hallae, Chaach, Chalach, Chala]. A place in “Assyria” to which the “king of Assyria” exiled Israelites (2 K. 18:11). Because of the close association of Halah with the river Habor in all three texts (2 K. 17:6; 18:11; 1 Ch. 5:26), scholars have tended to locate
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Halah
HALAH Place in Assyria where the inhabitants of Samaria were taken after its fall in 722 bc (2 Kgs 17:6; 18:11; cf. 1 Chr 5:26).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Halah
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
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
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
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
Halah [hāˊlə] (Heb. alaḥ). 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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Halah
HALAH A region in Mesopotamia to which Shalmaneser V or Sargon II brought some of the Israelites after the Assyrian conquest of Israel (2 Kgs 17:6, 18:11; 1 Chr 5:26). (See also Habor.)
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Halah
Ha´lah is probably a different place from the Calah of Gen. 10:11. It may be identified with the Chaleitis of Ptolemy.