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[Arabic khah-boo r] /Arabic xɑˈbʊər/
a river in W Asia, flowing S from SE Turkey through NE Syria to the Euphrates. 200 miles (320 km) long.
Also, Habor. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It lies in a straight line westward of Mosul and the ancient Nineveh, and not far from the banks of the Khabur.

    Patriarchal Palestine Archibald Henry Sayce
  • Our author probably wrote "from thence to Ras-el-Ain," at which place the Khabur becomes a formidable river.

  • The Khabur above referred to flows through Mesopotamia, not through Media.

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