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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