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Havilah

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Havilah

The sand region.

1. A land mentioned in Genesis 2:11 rich in gold and bdellium and onyx stone. The question as to the locality of this region has given rise to a great diversity of opinion. It may perhaps be identified with the sandy tract which skirts Babylonia along the whole of its western border, stretching from the lower Euphrates to the mountains of Edom.

2. A district in Arabia-Felix. It is uncertain whether the tribe gave its name to this region or derived its name from it, and whether it was originally a Cushite (Genesis 10:7) or a Joktanite tribe (10:29; comp. 25:18), or whether there were both a Cushite and a Joktanite Havilah. It is the opinion of Kalisch, however, that Havilah "in both instances designates the same country, extending at least from the Persian to the Arabian Gulf, and on account of its vast extent easily divided into two distinct parts." This opinion may be well vindicated.

3. One of the sons of Cush (Genesis 10:7).

4. A son of Joktan (Genesis 10:29; 1 Chronicles 1:23).


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Havilah

that suffers pain; that brings forth


Naves Topical Index
Havilah

1. Son of Cush
Genesis 10:7; 1 Chronicles 1:9

2. Son of Joktan
Genesis 10:29; 1 Chronicles 1:23

3. An unknown region
Genesis 2:11

4. A district east of Amalek
Genesis 25:18; 1 Samuel 15:7


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Havilah

1. (circle).

  1. A son of Cush. (Genesis 10:7)
  2. A son of Joktan. (Genesis 10:29)

2. (Genesis 2:11)
  1. A part of Eden through which flowed the river Pison (Araxes). It was probably the Grecian Colchis, in the northeast corner of Asia Minor, near the Caspian Sea.
  2. A district in Arabia Felix, (Genesis 10:7) named from the second son of Cush; probably the district of Kualan, in the northwestern part of Yemen.

3. In "Baal-hazor which is by Ephraim" was Absalom's sheepfarm, at which took place the murder of Amnon, one of the earliest precursors of the great revolt. (2 Samuel 13:23) There is no clue to its situation.
4. a city "in the district near the wilderness" to which our Lord retired with his disciples when threatened with violence by the priests. (John 11:54)