Ezra 8:15

Overview - Ezra 8
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.
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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

Ahava
Ezra 8:21 Ezra 8:31

abode
Hebrew pitched. and found.
2 ; Ezra 7:7 Ezra 7:24
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