Habor
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Habor

a partaker; a companion

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Habor

(beautiful banks), the "river of Gozan," (2 Kings 17:6) and 2Kin 18:11 Is identified beyond all reasonable doubt with the famous affluent of the Euphrates, which is called Aborrhas and Chaboras by ancient writers, and now Khabour.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
The united stream, or, according to others, with beautiful banks, the name of a river in Assyria, and also of the district through which it flowed (1 Chronicles 5:26). There is a river called Khabur which rises in the central highlands of Kurdistan, and flows south-west till it falls into the Tigris, about 70 miles above Mosul. This was not, however, the Habor of Scripture.

There is another river of the same name (the Chaboras) which, after a course of about 200 miles, flows into the Euphrates at Karkesia, the ancient Circesium. This was, there can be little doubt, the ancient Habor.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HABOR

ha'-bor (chabhor; Habor, Habior; Isidor of Charax, Aburas (Abouras), Zosias, Aboras):

1. Its Position and Course:

Is described in 2 Kings 17:6; 2 Kings 18:11 (compare 1 Chronicles 5:26) as "the river of Gozan." It is the Arabic Khabur, and flows in a southerly direction from several sources in the mountains of Karaj Dagh (Mons Masius), which, in the 37th parallel, flanks the valley of the Tigris on the West. The river ultimately joins the Euphrates after receiving its chief tributary, the Jaghjagha Su (Mygdonius), at Circesium (Kirkisiyeh).

2. Etymologies of Habor:

The meaning of its name is doubtful, but Delitzsch has suggested a Sumerian etymology, namely, habur, "the fish-waterway," or it may be connected with "mother Hubur' " a descriptive title of Tiamat (see MERODACH; RAHAB).

3. Historical References:

Layard found several interesting Assyrian remains in the district, including man-headed bulls bearing the name of Muses-Ninip, possibly an Assyrian governor. Tiglath-pileser I (circa 1120 B.C.) boasts of having killed 10 mighty elephants in Haran and on the banks of the Habor; and Assur-nacir-apli (circa 880 B.C.), after conquering Harsit (Harrit, Harmis), subjugated the tract around piate sa nar Habur, "the mouths of the Habor." According to 2 Kings and 1 Chronicles, Shalmaneser IV and Sargon transported the exiled Israelites thither. Philological considerations exclude the identification of the Chebar of Ezekiel 13, etc., with the Habor.

T. G. Pinches

Strong's Hebrew
2249. Chabor -- a river of Assyr.
... Transliteration: Chabor Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-bore') Short Definition: Habor.
Word Origin from chabar Definition a river of Assyr. NASB Word Usage Habor (3). ...
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Library

The Woman of Samaria
... And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel unto Assyria, and put them in Halah
and in Habor by the river of Gozon, and in the cities of the Medes: because ...
/.../kingsley/town and country sermons/sermon xxvi the woman of.htm

A Kingdom's Epitaph
... 'In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel
away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/a kingdoms epitaph.htm

Thesaurus
Habor (3 Occurrences)
... This was not, however, the Habor of Scripture. ... This was, there can be little doubt,
the ancient Habor. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. HABOR. ...
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Gozan (5 Occurrences)
... It was situated in Mesopotamia, on the river Habor (2 Kings 17:6; 18:11), the Khabur,
a tributary of the Euphrates. ... See HABOR; HALAH. James Orr. ...
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Halah (4 Occurrences)
... Mentioned in 2 Kings 17:6; 2 Kings 18:11 1 Chronicles 5:26, as one of the places
to which the kings of Assyria sent the exiled Israelites (see GOZAN; HABOR). ...
/h/halah.htm - 10k

Removeth (27 Occurrences)
... in the ninth year of Hoshea hath the king of Asshur captured Samaria, and removeth
Israel to Asshur, and causeth them to dwell in Halah, and in Habor, 'by' the ...
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Exile (101 Occurrences)
... 17:6 In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel
away to Assyria, and placed them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of ...
/e/exile.htm - 43k

Deported (12 Occurrences)
... 17:6 In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel
away to Assyria, and placed them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of ...
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Chebar (8 Occurrences)
... It has been supposed to be identical with the river Habor, the Chaboras, or
modern Khabour, which falls into the Euphrates at Circesium. ...
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Tiglath-pileser (6 Occurrences)
... king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites and the Gadites,
and the half-tribe of Manasseh, and brought them unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara ...
/t/tiglath-pileser.htm - 12k

Hara (1 Occurrence)
... ha'-ra (hara'; Septuagint omits): A place named in 1 Chronicles 5:26 along with
Halah, Habor and the river of Gozan, whither the Reubenites, the Gadites and ...
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Medes (15 Occurrences)
... 17:6 In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel
away to Assyria, and placed them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of ...
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Concordance
Habor (3 Occurrences)

2 Kings 17:6
In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away to Assyria, and placed them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 18:11
The king of Assyria carried Israel away to Assyria, and put them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 5:26
The God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgath Pilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, and brought them to Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river of Gozan, to this day.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

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Habor

Habor or Chabor

Habor: A River of Mesopotamia

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