Havilah

Havilah (Hav´uh-luh; Heb., perhaps “sandy area”)

The name given to more than one district east of Palestine. (Gen 2:11) places it in Eden, surrounded by the river Pishon; (Gen 10:7 and 1Chr 1:9) relate Havilah to Cush, suggesting a region in southern Mesopotamia. However, in (Gen 10:26-29 and 1Chr 1:20-23) Hazarmaveth, Sheba, Ophir, and Havilah are closely related as descendants of Shem, indicating an area somewhere in the east or southeast of Arabia. (Gen 25:18) places it in northeast Arabia, saying the Ishmaelites “settled from Havilah to Shur, which is opposite Egypt.” In (1Sam 15:7) “Havilah” should probably read “Hachilah.”

Gen 2:11

11The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one that flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;

Gen 10:7

7The descendants of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. The descendants of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan.

1Chr 1:9

9The descendants of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabta, Raama, and Sabteca. The descendants of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan.

Gen 10:26-29

26Joktan became the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,27Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,28Obal, Abimael, Sheba,29Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab; all these were th ... View more

1Chr 1:20-23

20Joktan became the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,21Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,22Ebal, Abimael, Sheba,23Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab; all these were th ... View more

Gen 25:18

18They settled from Havilah to Shur, which is opposite Egypt in the direction of Assyria; he settled down alongside of all his people.

1Sam 15:7

7Saul defeated the Amalekites, from Havilah as far as Shur, which is east of Egypt.

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