halah Summary and Overview
Bible Dictionaries at a Glance
halah in Easton's Bible Dictionary
a district of Media to which captive Israelites were transported
by the Assyrian kings (2 Kings 17:6; 18:11; 1 Chr. 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
halah in Smith's Bible Dictionary
is probably a different place from the Calah of #Ge 10:11| It may be identified with the Chalcitis of Ptolemy.
halah in Schaff's Bible Dictionary
HA'LAH , a place in Assyria to which the ten tribes were carried captive. 2 Kgs 17:6; 2 Kgs 18:11; 1 Chr 5:26. It is now identified, with great probability, as the Chalcitis of Ptolemy, and in the north-west of Gauzanitis. Layard found a remarkable mound near the Khabour called Gla or Kalah, "castle," which covers the site of an ancient fortress or town. The Septuagint and Vulgate versions appear to regard Halah as a river, and it may have been the name of a river and of a town. The river was perhaps the Nahr al Huali, which is a branch of the Khabour.
halah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
The name appears in Chalcitis (Ptolemy, 5:18), and Gla, a mound on the upper Khabour (2 Kings 17:6). A Median district and city.