|Overview - Ezra 8|
|1||The companions of Ezra, who returned from Babylon.|
|15||He sends to Iddo for ministers for the temple.|
|21||He keeps a fast.|
|24||He commits the treasures to the custody of the priests.|
|31||From Ahava they come to Jerusalem.|
|33||The treasure is weighed in the temple.|
|36||The commission is delivered.|
Ezra 8:15 (King James Version)
And I gathered them together to the river that runneth to Ahava; and there abode we in tents three days: and I viewed the people, and the priests, and found there none of the sons of Levi.
- the river that runneth
- Ahava is supposed to be the river Adiava, which, with the Diava, is said by Ammianus to have given name to Adiabene, a province of Assyria, through which they flowed into the Tigris. These rivers were also called respectively, Anzabas and Zabas, the Caprus and Lycus of Ptolemy; the former of which he places, at its source, in long
- 79 degrees, lat. 39 degrees, and at its junction with the Tigris, in long. 79 degrees, lat. 36 degrees 6'; and the latter, at its source, in long 78 degrees, lat. 39 degrees; and where it falls into the Tigris, in long
- 79 degrees, lat. 36 degrees. They are now called the Great and Little Zab, or the Zabein, i
- e., the two Zabs, which, says Ibn Haukal, "are considerable streams, each about half as large as the Dejleh (or Tigris). They rise among the mountains of Azerbaijan: of these, the larger is that which runs towards Haditheh. These streams form part of the Tigris, and water the district of Semerah."
- Psalms 137:1 ; Ezekiel 1:1 ; 3:15 Acts 16:13
- Ezra 8:21 Ezra 8:31
- Hebrew pitched. and found.
- 2 ; Ezra 7:7 Ezra 7:24