Bible Cities: Tel Abib
Ancient Tel Abib
Tel Abib in Easton's Bible Dictionary
hill of corn, a place on the river Chebar, the residence of
Ezekiel (Ezek. 3:15). The site is unknown.
Tel Abib in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
The "hill" or "mound" Abib. The place of Ezekiel's residence
among the Jewish captives in Babylonia, on the Chebar, a
branch of the Euphrates (Ezekiel 3:15); the nahr Malcha,
Nebuchadnezzar's royal canal.
Tel Abib in Hitchcock's Bible Names
a heap of new grain
Tel Abib in Naves Topical Bible
Residence of Jewish captives in Babylonia Eze 3:15
Tel Abib in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(cornhill) was probably a city of Chaldaea or Babylonia, not
of upper Mesopotamia as generally supposed. Eze 3:16 The whole
scene of Ezekiel's preaching and visions seems to have been
Chaldaea proper; and the river Chebar, as already observed,
was not the Khabour, but a branch of the Euphrates.
Tel Abib in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
tel-a'-bib (tel 'abhibh; Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-
405 A.D.) ad acervum novarum frugum):
1. The Name and Its Meaining:
As written in Hebrew, Tel-abib means "hill of barley-ears"
and is mentioned in Ezek 3:15 as the place to which the
prophet went, and where he found Jewish captives "that dwelt
by the river Chebar." That Tel-abib is written, as Fried.
Delitzsch suggests, for Til Ababi, "Mound of the Flood"
(which may have been a not uncommon village-name in
Babylonia) is uncertain. Moreover, if the captives
themselves were the authors of the name, it is more likely
to have been in the Hebrew language. Septuagint, which has
meteoros, "passing on high," referring to the manner in
which the prophet reached Tel-abib, must have had a
different Hebrew reading.
2. The Position of the Settlement:
If the Chebar be the nar Kabari, as suggested by Hilprecht,
Tel-abib must have been situated somewhere in the
neighborhood of Niffer, the city identified with the Calneh
of Gen 10:10. The tablet mentioning the river Kabaru refers
to grain (barley?) seemingly sent by boat from Niffer in
Nisan of the 21st year of Artaxerxes I. Being a navigable
waterway, this was probably a good trading-center.
Tel Abib Scripture - Ezekiel 3:15
Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by
the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained
there astonished among them seven days.
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