Chebar
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Chebar
Bible Meaning: Length, far off
Strong's Concordance #H3529

The river Chebar is only mentioned, by name, in the book of Ezekiel.

Chebar, located in Babylonia, was one of the main locations where the Babylonian Empire forced Kingdom of Judah captives to live. Chief among those living near the river is the prophet Ezekiel, who was taken captive during Babylon's second attack of Judah that took place in 597 B.C.

Location of Chebar River in Babylonia Map

Ezekiel famous vision of four creatures, each with four faces and four wings, along with what seemed to be a "wheel inside a wheel" next to them, took place by the river Chebar (Ezekiel 1, 10).


Important verses

Ezekiel 1:1, 3, 5 - 6
Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God . . .

The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar: and the hand of the LORD was there upon him . . .

Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man. And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.

Ezekiel 3:15, 23
Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days . . .

Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the glory of the LORD stood there, as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face.

Ezekiel 10:9 - 10, 15
And when I looked, behold the four wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another cherub: and the appearance of the wheels was as the color of a beryl stone. And as for their appearances, they four had one likeness, as if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel . . .

And the cherubims were lifted up. This is the living creature that I saw by the river of Chebar.

Ezekiel 10:20, 22
This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river of Chebar: and I knew that they were the cherubims . . .

And the likeness of their faces was the same faces which I saw by the river of Chebar, their appearances and themselves: they went every one straight forward.

Ezekiel 43:3
And it was according to the appearance of the vision which I saw, even according to the vision that I saw when I came to destroy the city: and the visions were like the vision that I saw by the river Chebar: and I fell upon my face.

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