Ahava: Water, the river
(Ezra 8:21) by the banks of which the Jewish exiles
assembled under Ezra when about to return to Jerusalem from Babylon.
In all probability this was one of the streams of Mesopotamia which
flowed into the Euphrates somewhere in the north-west of Babylonia.
It has, however, been supposed to be the name of a place
now called Hit, on the Euphrates, east of Damascus.