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Bible Cities: Tel Abib
Ancient Tel Abib

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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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