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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Che´bar, a river of Mesopotamia, upon the banks of which king Nebuchadnezzar planted a colony of Jews, among whom was the prophet Ezekiel (; ; ; ; ; ; ). This is without doubt the same river that was known among the Greeks as the Chaboras, and which now bears the name of Khabour. It flows to the Euphrates through Mesopotamia, and is the only considerable stream which enters that river. It is formed by the junction of a number of small brooks, which rise in the neighborhood of a ruined town called Ras-el-Ain, 13 furlongs south-west of Merdin. It takes a southerly direction till it receives the waters of another stream equal to itself, when it bends westward to the Euphrates, which it enters at Kerkesia, the Carchemish of Scripture [CARCHEMISH].





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Chebar'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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