Now the Ozan, a river of Media and the adjacent district, Isa 37:12, to which Tiglath-pileser and afterwards Shalmanezer sent the captive Israelites, 2Ki 17:6; 1Ch 5:26. The Kizzil-ozan, or Golden River, is in the northwest part of Persia, and flows northeast, with large curves, into the Caspian Sea.
a region in Central Asia to which the Israelites were carried away captive (2Ki 17:6; 1Ch 5:26; 2Ki 19:12; Isa 37:12). It was situated in Mesopotamia, on the river Habor (2Ki 17:6; 18:11), the Khabur, a tributary of the Euphrates. The "river of Gozan" (1Ch 5:26) is probably the upper part of the river flowing through the province of Gozan, now Kizzel-Ozan.
One of the places to which Israelites were deported by the king of Assyria on the capture of Samaria (2Ki 17:6; 18:11; 1Ch 5:26; mentioned also in 2Ki 19:12; Isa 37:12). Gozan was the district termed Guzanu by the Assyrians and Gauzanitis by Ptolemy, and it was situated on the Kh
Region in Mesopotamia, to which some of the Israelites were carried captive. The 'river Gozan' may signify the river at Gozan, and this is identified by most with the river Habor, now Khabour. A district about 37 N, 41 E. 2Ki 17:6; 18:11; 19:12; 1Ch 5:26; Isa 37:12.
seems in the Authorized Version of
to be the name of a river, but in
and 2Kin 18:11 it is evidently applied not to a river but a country. Gozan was the tract to which the Israelites were carried away captive by Pul, Tiglathpileser and Shalmaneser, or possibly Sargon. It is probably identical with the Gauzanitis of Ptolemy, and I may be regarded as represented by the Mygdonia of other writers. It was the tract watered by the Habor, the modern Khabour, the great Mesopotamian affluent of the Euphrates.