Chebar and Habor

Habor was a place to where Israel was exiled in 723/722 BC and, according to the Chronicler, in 733 BC. It probably gave its name to the modern Habur, the river of Gozan (36°49’36″N, 40° 2’21″E). Chebar was a river mentioned by Ezekiel as being in Chaldea. This is, according to the Jewish Study Bible, confirmed by the Akkadian records, which call the river of Nippur, “Kabari”. The Habur and Chebar are two separate rivers, confirming the limits of the land of Kasdim in Chaldea and, consequently, providing further evidence of Ur‘s location. Archeological surveys should be done on the River of Nippur to find and excavate the Jewish exilic settlement of Tel Aviv.

Author: pithom

An atheist with an interest in the history of the ancient Near East. Author of the Against Jebel al-Lawz Wordpress blog.

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