Chebar: Length, a river in the "land of the Chaldeans"
(Ezekiel 1:3) on the banks
of which were located some of the Jews of the Captivity
(Ez 3:15,23; 10:15,20,22) It has been supposed to be identical with the
river Habor, the Chaboras, or modern Khabour, which falls into the
Euphrates at Circesium. To the banks of this river some of the
Israelites were removed by the Assyrians
(2 Kings 17:6) An opinion that
has much to support it is that the "Chebar" was the royal canal of
Nebuchadnezzar, the Nahr Malcha, the greatest in Mesopotamia, which
connected the Tigris with the Euphrates, in the excavation of which
the Jewish captives were probably employed.