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.
Thence it is seven days to Ghaznah the great city on the river gozan, where there are about 80,000 Israelites.
From thence (Hamadan) it takes four days to Tabaristan, which is situated on the river gozan.
Dabrestan, near the river gozan, is four days journey from Hamadan, and 4000 Jews dwell there.
The river gozan, on which we are told Ghaznah lies, must appear to the reader to be ubiquitous.