halah Summary and Overview
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 Ptolemy Chalcitis.
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.