a district of Media to which captive Israelites were transported by the Assyrian kings (2Ki 17:6; 18:11; 1Ch 5:26). It lay along the banks of the upper Khabur, from its source to its junction with the Jerujer. Probably the district called by Ptolemy Chalcitis.
The name appears in Chalcitis (Ptolemy, 5:18), and Gla, a mound on the upper Khabour (2Ki 17:6). A Median district and city.
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). It was situated in the region of Gozan (wh. see), but it has not yet been satisfactorily identified.
L. W. King.
District to which captive Israelites were carried. 2Ki 17:6; 18:11; 1Ch 5:26. In an Assyrian geographical list the name of Halahhu has been found, which corresponds with Halah, but its position is not well defined. The texts associate it with HABOR, q.v.