the united stream, or, according to others, with beautiful banks, the name of a river in Assyria, and also of the district through which it flowed (1Ch 5:26). There is a river called Khabur which rises in the central highlands of Kurdistan, and flows south-west till it falls into the Tigris, about 70 miles above Mosul. This was not, however, the Habor of Scripture.
There is another river of the same name (the Chaboras) which, after a course of about 200 miles, flows into the Euphrates at Karkesia, the ancient Circesium. This was, there can be little doubt, the ancient Habor.
(See GOZAN.) Now the Khabour; omitting "by" in 2Ki 17:6; 18:11. But "Halah" a province, going directly before Habor in the same connection, favors KJV It would be awkward to say he put them "in Halah," a province, and "in Habor," a river. Probably the river Habor gave its name to the province. It joins the Euphrates at Circesium; the country adjoining abounds in mounds, the remains of Assyrian cities. The Khabour is mentioned in an inscription of the 9th century.
A river flowing through the district of Gozan, on the banks of which Israelites were settled when deported from Samaria (2Ki 17:6; 18:11; 1Ch 5:26). It is a tributary of the Euphrates, the Chaboras of the Greeks, the modern Kh
An affluent of the Euphrates, joining that river about 35 N. It marks one of the districts to which the Israelites were carried captive. 2Ki 17:6; 18:11; 1Ch 5:26. It is now called Khabour. The name of the Habor has been found on some of the ancient Assyrian monuments. In ancient histories it has borne the names of Aborrhas, Aburas, Abora, and Chaboras, etc.