Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesHabor, Habor River
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1 Identification

  1. Khabur River (modern): 90% confidence
    1. panorama of the Khabur RiverKhabur River

Verses (3)

  1. 2Kgs 17:6, 18:11
  2. 1Chr 5:26

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookHabor (2007)Habor
OpenBible.infoaf19252 (Habor)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_970


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Habor (place)
  2. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Habor
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Habor
  4. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Habor
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Habor
  7. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Habor
  8. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Habor
  9. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Habor
  10. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 1
  11. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Habor
  12. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Habor
  13. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  14. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  15. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  16. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Habor
  17. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Habor River
  18. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Habor
  19. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  20. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  21. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): 2Kgs 17:6
  22. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 119

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification is changing over time. Each dot (connected by a dotted line) reflects the confidence of an identification over the preceding ten years (e.g., the 2009 dot reflects scholarship from 2000 to 2009), and the corresponding solid line reflects a best-fit line for the identification. Confidences that cluster near or below 0% indicate low confidence. Because of the small dataset, it's best to use this chart for general trends; if one identification is trending much higher than the others, for example, then you can probably have higher confidence in the identification. This chart only reflects the sources I consulted (listed above), not an exhaustive review of the literature.

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This page attempts to identify all the possible locations where this biblical place could be. The confidence levels add up to less than 100%, indicating that the modern location is uncertain.