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.
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