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havilah


havilah


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Havilah,  CA 
  Zip  code(s):  93518 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Havilah 
  the  sand  region.  (1.)  A  land  mentioned  in  Gen.  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  (Gen.  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  (Gen.  10:7). 
 
  (4.)  A  son  of  Joktan  (Gen.  10:29;  1  Chr.  1:23). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Havilah,  that  suffers  pain;  that  brings  forth