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Bible Cities: Chebar
Ancient Chebar

Chebar in Easton's Bible Dictionary length, a river in the "land of the Chaldeans" (Ezek. 1:3), on the banks of which were located some of the Jews of the Captivity (Ezek. 1:1; 3:15, 23; 10:15, 20, 22). It has been supposed to be identical with the river Habor, the Chaboras, or modern Khabour, which falls into the Euphrates at Circesium. To the banks of this river some of the Israelites were removed by the Assyrians (2 Kings 17:6). An opinion that has much to support it is that the "Chebar" was the royal canal of Nebuchadnezzar, the Nahr Malcha, the greatest in Mesopotamia, which connected the Tigris with the Euphrates, in the excavation of which the Jewish captives were probably employed.

Chebar in Fausset's Bible Dictionary A river of Chaldaea, where Ezekiel saw his earlier visions (Ezekiel 1:1; Ezekiel 1:3; Ezekiel 3:15; Ezekiel 3:23). Nebuchadnezzar had planted many of the captives taken with Jehoiachin there (2 Kings 24:15). The Habor or river of Gozan, where the Assyrians planted the Israelites (2 Kings 17:6), is conjectured to be the same. The Greek Chaboras. It flows into the Euphrates at Circesium. But the name Chaldaea does not reach so far N. More probably the Chebar is the nahr Malcha, Nebuchadnezzar's royal canal, the greatest (chabeer means great) in Mesopotamia. The captives may have been made to excavate the channel. Tradition places Ezekiel's tomb at Keffil, which favors our placing Chebar in Chaldaea, rather than upper Mesopotamia.

Chebar in Hitchcock's Bible Names force or strength

Chebar in Naves Topical Bible A river of Mesopotamia Eze 1:1,3; 3:15,23; 10:15,22; 43:3

Chebar in Smiths Bible Dictionary (length), a river in the "land of the Chaldeans." Eze 1:3; 3:15,23 etc. It is commonly regarded as identical with the Habor, 2Ki 17:6 and perhaps the Royal Canal of Nebuchadnezzar, --the greatest of all the cuttings in Mesopotamia.

Chebar in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE ke'-bar (kebhar, "joining" (Young), "length" (Strong); Chobar): The river by the side of which his first vision was vouchsafed to Ezekiel (1:1). It is described as in "the land of the Chaldeans," and is not, therefore, to be sought in northern Mesopotamia. This rules out the Habor, the modern Chabour, with which it is often identified. The two names are radically distinct: chabhor could not be derived from kebhar. One of the great Babylonian canals is doubtless intended. Hilprecht found mention made of (naru) kabaru, one of these canals large enough to be navigable, to the East of Nippur, "in the land of the Chaldeans." This "great canal" he identifies with the rood. shaTT en-Nil, in which probably we should recognize the ancient Chebar.

Chebar Scripture - Ezekiel 10:15 And the cherubims were lifted up. This [is] the living creature that I saw by the river of Chebar.

Chebar Scripture - Ezekiel 10:20 This [is] the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river of Chebar; and I knew that they [were] the cherubims.

Chebar Scripture - Ezekiel 10:22 And the likeness of their faces [was] the same faces which I saw by the river of Chebar, their appearances and themselves: they went every one straight forward.

Chebar Scripture - Ezekiel 1:1 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth [month], in the fifth [day] of the month, as I [was] among the captives by the river of Chebar, [that] the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.

Chebar Scripture - Ezekiel 1:3 The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him.

Chebar 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.

Chebar Scripture - Ezekiel 3:23 Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the glory of the LORD stood there, as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face.

Chebar Scripture - Ezekiel 43:3 And [it was] according to the appearance of the vision which I saw, [even] according to the vision that I saw when I came to destroy the city: and the visions [were] like the vision that I saw by the river Chebar; and I fell upon my face.

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