23Haran, and Canneh, and Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Asshur, and Chilmad, were thy merchants.
23 Verse 23. Haran] In Mesopotamia; well known in Scripture.
Canneh] Or Chalane; see Ge 10:10. It is supposed to be a cape
or port of Arabia Felix, on the Indian Sea.
Eden] Equally famous: supposed to have been situated near the
confluence of the Tygris and Euphrates.
Sheba] Different from that in Eze 27:22. This was probably near
the country of the Edomites.
Asshur] Perhaps the Assyrians.
Chilmad] Possibly Cholmadora, on the Euphrates. Ptol. lib. v..
cap. 15. For several of these places, and the persons from whom
they derived their names, see Ge 10:1-32, and the notes there;
and see Calmet.