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chebar


chebar


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Chebar 
  length,  a  river  in  the  "land  of  the  Chaldeans"  (Ezek.  1:3),  on 
  the  banks  of  which  were  located  some  of  the  Jews  of  the 
  Captivity  (Ezek.  1:1;  3:15,  23;  10:15,  20,  22).  It  has  been 
  supposed  to  be  identical  with  the  river  Habor,  the  Chaboras  or 
  modern  Khabour  which  falls  into  the  Euphrates  at  Circesium  To 
  the  banks  of  this  river  some  of  the  Israelites  were  removed  by 
  the  Assyrians  (2  Kings  17:6).  An  opinion  that  has  much  to 
  support  it  is  that  the  Chebar"  was  the  royal  canal  of 
  Nebuchadnezzar,  the  Nahr  Malcha,  the  greatest  in  Mesopotamia, 
  which  connected  the  Tigris  with  the  Euphrates,  in  the  excavation 
  of  which  the  Jewish  captives  were  probably  employed. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Chebar,  force  or  strength