Habor

Habor (Hay┬┤bor)

Ancient and modern Habur (Khabur), a major tributary of the Euphrates River, which it enters from the northeast below modern Deir ez-Zor. The Habor was a major route in antiquity and was densely settled. In the OT the Habor is called the river of Gozan and is named as one of the places to which the Israelites were exiled in 722 BCE (2Kgs 17:6; 2Kgs 18:11; 1Chr 5:26).

2Kgs 17:6

6In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria captured Samaria; he carried the Israelites away to Assyria. He placed them in Halah, on the Habor, the river o ... View more

2Kgs 18:11

11The king of Assyria carried the Israelites away to Assyria, settled them in Halah, on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes,

1Chr 5:26

26So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of King Pul of Assyria, the spirit of King Tilgath-pilneser of Assyria, and he carried them away, namely, the Reube ... View more

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