Ahava (Uh-hay´vuh)

A river or canal in Babylonia (Ezra 8:15, Ezra 8:21, Ezra 8:31), location unknown, the rallying point for Ezra’s journey to Jerusalem, where a preparatory fast was celebrated.

Ezra 8:15

Servants for the Temple
15I gathered them by the river that runs to Ahava, and there we camped three days. As I reviewed the people and the priests, I found the ... View more

Ezra 8:21

Fasting and Prayer for Protection
21Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might deny ourselves before our God, to seek from him a safe jou ... View more

Ezra 8:31

The Return to Jerusalem
31Then we left the river Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month, to go to Jerusalem; the hand of our God was upon us, and he delive ... View more

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