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Gozan


Go’zan seems in the Authorized Version of 1 Chron. 5:26 to be the name of a river; but in 2 Kings 17:6 and 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, Tiglath-pileser, and Shalmaneser, or possibly Sargon. It is probably identical with the Gauzanitis of Ptolemy, and 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.