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ivah in Easton's Bible Dictionary

overturning, a city of the Assyrians, whence colonists were brought to Samaria (2 Kings 18:34; 19:13). It lay on the Euphrates, between Sepharvaim and Henah, and is supposed by some to have been the Ahava of Ezra (8:15).

ivah in Smith's Bible Dictionary

(ruined), or A'va which is mentioned in Scripture twice, #2Ki 18:34; 19:13| comp. Isai 37:13 in connection with Hena and Sepharvaim, and once, #2Ki 17:24| in connection with Babylon and Cuthah, must be sought in Babylonia, and is probably identical with the modern Hit, on the Euphrates.

ivah in Schaff's Bible Dictionary

I'VAH , or A'VAH, an Assyrian or Babylonian city mentioned with Hena and Sepharvalm, 2 Kgs 18:34; 2 Kgs 19:13; comp. Isa 37:13, and with Babylon and Cutha, 2 Kgs 17:24. Rawlinson identified it with Hit, on the Euphrates.

ivah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary

2 Kings 18:34; 2 Kings 19:13; 2 Kings 17:24; Isaiah 37:13. Now Hit, on the Euphrates, between Sippara (Sepharvaim) and Anah (Hena), with which it was apparently united politically. Probably the Ahava of Ezra 8:15. Iva was a Babylonian god representing the sky; to it the town was sacred. Sennacherib boasts that the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah, were powerless to resist him. The Egyptian inscriptions in the time of Thothmes III, 1450 B.C., mention a town 1st, whence tribute of bitumen was brought to Thothmes. From the bitumen springs of Is, Herodotus says (i. 606) the bitumen was brought to cement the walls of Babylon. These springs are still found at Hit. From Ivah, along with Babylon, Cuthah, Hamath, and Sepharvaim, the king of Assyria (Esar-haddon) brought people to colonize Samaria.