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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Ha´bor, or rather Chabor, a city or country of Media, to which portions of the ten tribes were transported, first by Tiglathpileser, and afterwards by Shalmaneser (; ). It is thought by some to be the same mountainous region between Media and Assyria which Ptolemy calls Chaboras. This notion has the name, and nothing but the name, in its favor. Habor was by the river Gozan; and as we have accepted Major Rennell's conclusion, that Gozan was the present Kizzil-Ozan [GOZAN], we are bound to follow him in fixing the position of Habor at the town of Abbar, which is situated on a branch of that river, and has the reputation of being very ancient. At this place Mr. Morier found ruins composed of large sun-dried bricks compacted with straw, like some of those found at Babylon. As this kind of construction is an infallible sign of remote antiquity, it so far affords a most important corroboration of Major Rennell's conjecture.





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

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