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HEBREW: 1470 Nzwg Gowzan
NAVE: Gozan
EBD: Gozan
SMITH: GOZAN
ISBE: GOZAN
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Gozan

In Bible versions:

Gozan: NET AVS NIV NRSV NASB TEV
a town on the Habor River 100 km ESE of Haran

fleece; pasture; who nourisheth the body
Google Maps: Gozan (36° 50´, 40° 4´)

Hebrew

Strongs #01470: Nzwg Gowzan

Gozan = "a cutting off"

1) the Mesopotamian city on or near the middle of the Euphrates
where exiled Israelites were settled

1470 Gowzan go-zawn'

probably from 1468; a quarry (as a place of cutting stones);
Gozan, a province of Assyria:-Gozan.
see HEBREW for 01468

Gozan [EBD]

a region in Central Asia to which the Israelites were carried away captive (2 Kings 17:6; 1 Chr. 5:26; 2 Kings 19:12; Isa. 37:12). It was situated in Mesopotamia, on the river Habor (2 Kings 17:6; 18:11), the Khabur, a tributary of the Euphrates. The "river of Gozan" (1 Chr. 5:26) is probably the upper part of the river flowing through the province of Gozan, now Kizzel-Ozan.

Gozan [NAVE]

GOZAN, a district of Mesopotamia. Israelites taken in captivity to, by the king of Assyria, after the conquest of Samaria, 1 Chr. 5:26; 2 Kin. 17:6; 18:11; 19:12.

GOZAN [SMITH]

seems in the Authorized Version of (1 Chronicles 5:26) to be the name of a river, but in (2 Kings 17:6) and 2Kin 18:11 It is evidently applied not to a river but a country. Gozan was the tract to which the Israelites were carried away captive by Pul, Tiglathpileser and Shalmaneser, or possibly Sargon. It is probably identical with the Gauzanitis of Ptolemy, and I may be regarded as represented by the Mygdonia of other writers. It was the tract watered by the Habor, the modern Khabour , the great Mesopotamian affluent of the Euphrates.

GOZAN [ISBE]

GOZAN - go'-zan (gozan; Gozan, Codex Vaticanus, Gozar in 2 Ki 17:6, Chozar in 1 Ch 5:26): A place in Assyria to which Israelites were deported on the fall of Samaria (2 Ki 17:6; 18:11; 1 Ch 5:26). It is also mentioned in a letter of Sennacherib to Hezekiah (2 Ki 19:12; Isa 37:12). The district is that named Guzana by the Assyrians, and Gauzanitis by Ptolemy, West of Nisibis, with which, in the Assyrian geographical list (WAI, II, 53, l. 43), it is mentioned as the name of a city (alu Guzana; alu Nasibina). It became an Assyrian province, and rebelled in 759 BC, but was again reduced to subjection.

See HABOR; HALAH.

James Orr




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