Hara

HARA (hă'ra, Heb. hārā’, mountain country). A place named in 1Chr.5.26, along with Halah, Habor, and the river of Gozan, as the destinations of the tribes of Reuben and Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh when they were carried away by the Assyrians. But such a place as Hara is unknown. The LXX omits it in this verse, as also do 2Kgs.17.6 and 2Kgs.18.11 in naming the destinations of the captive nation Israel. Both these latter references add the phrase “in the cities of the Medes.” The LXX has “mountains of the Medes.” Some scholars think Hara should read Haran; others believe the text is a corruption.



International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

A place named in 1Ch 5:26 along with Halah, Habor and the river of Gozan, whither the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh were carried by Tiglath-pileser. In 2Ki 17:6; 18:11, Hara is omitted, and in both, "and in the cities of the Medes" is added. Septuagint renders ore Medon, "the mountains of the Medes," which may represent Hebrew hare madhay, "mountains of Media," or, `are madhay, "cities of Media." The text seems to be corrupt. The second word may have fallen out in 1Ch 5:26, hare being changed to hara’.