fruitful, an ancient town on the northern frontier of Palestine, 35 miles north-east of Baalbec, and 10 or 12 south of Lake Homs, on the eastern bank of the Orontes, in a wide and fertile plain. Here Nebuchadnezzar had his head-quarters in his campaign against Jerusalem, and here also Necho fixed his camp after he had routed Josiah's army at Megiddo (2 Kings 23:29-35; 25:6, 20, 21; Jer. 39:5; 52:10). It was on the great caravan road from Palestine to Carchemish, on the Euphrates. It is described (Num. 34:11) as "on the eastern side of Ain." A place still called el Ain, i.e., "the fountain", is found in such a position about 10 miles distant. (See JERUSALEM.)
They were all taken to riblah, and there beheaded at Nebuchadnezzar's command.
And the king of Babylon put them to death at riblah in the land of Hamath.
After his three months' campaign he sent for Jehoahaz to riblah, and the unhappy prince had no choice but to obey.
So they took the king, and brought him up to the king of Babylon to riblah; and they gave judgment upon him.
Here he was captured by the Chaldeans and carried to riblah on the Orontes.
Nebuchadrezzar established his head-quarters at riblah, on the upper Euphrates, beside the great northern highway.
Then they took the king, and carried him up unto the king of Babylon to riblah; and they gave judgment upon him.