Stream, or perhaps canal, in Babylonia, possibly not far W. of Babylon. --- Ahava. This river runs through the territory of the same name, called Hava.

Ezra 8:15 • And I gathered them together to the river, which runneth down to Ahava, and we stayed there three days: and I sought among the people and among the priests for the sons of Levi, and found none there.

Ezra 8:21 • And I proclaimed there a fast by the river Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before the Lord our God, and might ask of him a right way for us and for our children, and for all our substance.

Ezra 8:31 • Then we set forward from the river Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month to go to Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was upon us, and delivered us from the hand of the enemy, and of such as lay in wait by the way.