Character Study on Havilah

Character Study on Havilah

Genesis 2: The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
Genesis 10: And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
Genesis 10: And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.
Genesis 25: And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brethren.
1 Samuel 15: And Saul smote the Amalekites from Havilah until thou comest to Shur, that is over against Egypt.
1 Chronicles 1: And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
1 Chronicles 1: And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Havilah
The sand region.
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.



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.



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



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


Holman Bible Dictionary - Havilah
(hav' ih luh) Place name meaning, “sandy stretch.” Biblical name for the sand-dominated region to the south covering what we call Arabia without necessarily designating a particular geographical or political area. The river from Eden is described as flowing “around the whole land of Havilah” (Genesis 2:11 NAS), a land noted for gold and other precious stones. The Table of Nations lists Havilah as a son of Cush or Ethiopia, showing Havilah's political ties ( Genesis 10:7 ). Some Bible students think the name is preserved in modern Haulan in southwest Arabia. Havilah is also mentioned in the Table of Nations as a son of Joktan, the grandson of Shem (Genesis 10:29 ). The descendants of Ishmael, Abraham's son, lived in Havilah (Genesis 25:18 ). Saul defeated the Amalekites from “Havilah as you go to Shur, which is east of Egypt” (1 Samuel 15:7 NAS), a description whose meaning Bible students continue to debate. Some seek to change the Hebrew text slightly. Others look for a Havilah further north and west than Havilah is usually located. Others talk of the fluid boundaries of the area. Thus Havilah refers to an area or areas in Arabia, but the precise location is not known.



Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Havilah
HAVILAH . A son of Cush according to Genesis 10:7 , 1 Chronicles 1:9 , of Joktan according to Genesis 10:29 , 1 Chronicles 1:23 . The river Pison (see Eden [Garden of]) is said to compass the land of Havilah ( Genesis 2:11-12 ), and it formed one of the limits of the region occupied by the sons of Ishmael ( Genesis 25:18 ) in which also Saul smote the Amalekites ( 1 Samuel 15:8 ). It has been suggested that it formed the N.E. part of the Syrian desert, but it may with greater probability be identified with central and N.E. Arabia.

L. W. King.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Havilah
That suffers pain; that brings forth
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Havilah
1. Genesis 10:7.

2. Descendants of Havilah, son of Cush, probably intermingled with the descendants of Havilah the Joktanite Havilah. So one people was formed, occupying Khawlan, the fertile region in the N.W. portion of Yemen or Arabia Felix. The Joktanite settlement was probably the earliest, the Arabs tracing the name Khawlan (which is another form of Havilah or Chavilah, with the ending n) to a descendant of Kahtan or Joktan. The region is fertile, abounding in myrrh, well watered, and populous. The Havilah bordering on the Ishmaelites "as thou goest to Assyria" (Genesis 25:18), also on Amalek (1 Samuel 15:7), seems distinct. This Havilah is not as the former Havilah in the heart of Yemen, but on the border of Arabia Petrea toward Yemen, between the Nabateans and the Hagarites; the country of the Chauloteans.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Havilah
1. Son of Cush, a descendant of Ham. Genesis 10:7 ; 1 Chronicles 1:9 .

2. Son of Joktan, a descendant of Shem. Genesis 10:29 ; 1 Chronicles 1:23 .

3. Land compassed by the river Pison, where there was fine gold and precious stones. Genesis 2:11 . It has not been identified.

4. District near or connected with that of theAmalekites, on the south of Palestine, reaching towards Shur 'that is over against Egypt.' Genesis 25:18 ; 1 Samuel 15:7 . It was probably named from No. 2.

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Havilah
Havilah (hăv'i-lah or ha-vî'lah), circle, district. A country abounding in gold, bdellium, and onyx stone. Genesis 2:11. Havilah is mentioned as a boundary of the children of Ishmael. Genesis 25:18. Kalisch supposes that it was a country between the Persian and the Arabian gulfs; others hold that the "country of Havilah" in 1 Samuel 15:7 refers to the region about Mount Seir, and that it was not probably identical with the Havilah of Genesis 2:11.

Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Havilah
the son of Cush, Genesis 10:7 . There must have been other, and perhaps many, Havilahs beside the original one, a part of the numerous and wide-spread posterity of Cush. By one and the first of these, it is probable that the western shores of the Persian Gulf were peopled; by another, the country of Colchis; and by another, the parts about the southern border of the Dead Sea and the confines of Judea, the country afterward inhabited by the Amalekites.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Havilah
The Scripture mention a Havilah descended from Ham, Genesis 10:7 , and another from Shem, Genesis 11:29 . We must assume a double Havilah, corresponding to each of these.

1. The location of one Havilah is connected with that of the Garden of Eden. According to one theory, it is to be sought on the southeastern extremity of the Black Sea; according to another, at the head of the Persian Gulf. See EDEN .

2. The other Havilah seems to have in Arabia. From the statement in 1 Samuel 15:7 , that "Saul smote the Amalekites from Havilah unto Shurm that is over against Egypt," it would seen to have been somewhere in the north-western part of Arabia; since, from the circumstances of this campaign, we cannot well suppose that it extended over a great tract of country.

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Havilah - Descendants of Havilah, son of Cush, probably intermingled with the descendants of Havilah the Joktanite Havilah. The Joktanite settlement was probably the earliest, the Arabs tracing the name Khawlan (which is another form of Havilah or CHavilah, with the ending n) to a descendant of Kahtan or Joktan. The Havilah bordering on the Ishmaelites "as thou goest to Assyria" (Genesis 25:18), also on Amalek (1 Samuel 15:7), seems distinct. This Havilah is not as the former Havilah in the heart of Yemen, but on the border of Arabia Petrea toward Yemen, between the Nabateans and the Hagarites; the country of the Chauloteans
Havilah - Havilah (hăv'i-lah or ha-vî'lah), circle, district. Havilah is mentioned as a boundary of the children of Ishmael. Kalisch supposes that it was a country between the Persian and the Arabian gulfs; others hold that the "country of Havilah" in 1 Samuel 15:7 refers to the region about Mount Seir, and that it was not probably identical with the Havilah of Genesis 2:11
Havilah - The river from Eden is described as flowing “around the whole land of Havilah” (Genesis 2:11 NAS), a land noted for gold and other precious stones. The Table of Nations lists Havilah as a son of Cush or Ethiopia, showing Havilah's political ties ( Genesis 10:7 ). Havilah is also mentioned in the Table of Nations as a son of Joktan, the grandson of Shem (Genesis 10:29 ). The descendants of Ishmael, Abraham's son, lived in Havilah (Genesis 25:18 ). Saul defeated the Amalekites from “Havilah as you go to Shur, which is east of Egypt” (1 Samuel 15:7 NAS), a description whose meaning Bible students continue to debate. Others look for a Havilah further north and west than Havilah is usually located. Thus Havilah refers to an area or areas in Arabia, but the precise location is not known
Havilah - The Scripture mention a Havilah descended from Ham, Genesis 10:7 , and another from Shem, Genesis 11:29 . We must assume a double Havilah, corresponding to each of these. The location of one Havilah is connected with that of the Garden of Eden. The other Havilah seems to have in Arabia. From the statement in 1 Samuel 15:7 , that "Saul smote the Amalekites from Havilah unto Shurm that is over against Egypt," it would seen to have been somewhere in the north-western part of Arabia; since, from the circumstances of this campaign, we cannot well suppose that it extended over a great tract of country
Pison - One of the four heads of Eden's river (Genesis 2:11), compassing Havilah
Sabtah - In this region is a dark race, differing evidently in stock from the fairer Arabs Havilah. (See Havilah
Havilah - Havilah . The river Pison (see Eden [Garden of]) is said to compass the land of Havilah ( Genesis 2:11-12 ), and it formed one of the limits of the region occupied by the sons of Ishmael ( Genesis 25:18 ) in which also Saul smote the Amalekites ( 1 Samuel 15:8 )
Bdellium - Βedolach (Genesis 2:12), a production of Havilah. " A gum exuding from a tree (the Borassus flabelliformis) in Arabia, India, and Babylonia, white and transparent, according to some; but this is hardly precious enough to be ranked with the gold and precious stones of Havilah
Pison - One of the four rivers that watered Paradise, Genesis 2:11-12 , and which ran through all the land of Havilah, where excellent gold was found
Havilah - 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
Bdellium - Occurs only in Genesis 2:12 , where it designates a product of the land of Havilah; and in Numbers 11:7 , where the manna is likened to it in colour
Bdellium - Genesis 2:12 mentions bdellium, gold, and onyx as products of Havilah
Bdellium - Its colour is referred to in the description of the manna, Numbers 11:7 , and in Genesis 2:12 it is mentioned with gold and onyx stones as characterising the land of Havilah
Bdellium - bedôlach , which in Genesis 2:12 is classed with gold and onyx as a product of the land of Havilah, and in Numbers 11:7 is described as characterizing the ‘appearance’ (RV [Note: Revised Version
Bdellium - A substance said to be found in the land of Havilah
Sabta, Sabtah - In the genealogical list of Genesis 10:7 a son of Cush, named between Havilah and other Arabian districts
Onyx - It was found in the land of Havilah (Genesis 2:12 )
Ishmael - ... The Ishmaelites, his posterity, were said, in the days of Moses, to dwell "from Havilah unto Shur that is before Egypt," that is, in the northwestern part of Arabia. See Havilah 2
Bdellium - But the substance so called, whatever is was, is mentioned in connection with gold and gems; while gum is certainly not so remarkable a gift of nature as to deserve this classification, or as that the production of it should confer on Havilah a peculiar celebrity, Genesis 2:12
Amalekite - from Havilah until thou comest to Shur" (Numbers 13:29 ; 1 Samuel 15:7 )
Mount Amalek - ) It was situated in Arabia Petraea, between the Dead Sea and the 'Red Sea, or more properly speaking, between Havilah and Shur
Cush - The eldest son of Ham, and father of Nimrod, Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabtecha, most of whom settled in Arabia Felix, Genesis 10:6-8
Ishmaelites - His descendants, according to the Scripture account, spread themselves "from Havilah to Shur, that is, before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria. " From this brief statement, we may conjecture how far their territory extended; for Havilah, according to the generality of writers, was situated near the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates, and Shur, on the isthmus which separates Arabia from Egypt, now called the isthmus of Suez
Onyx - Found in the land of Havilah (Genesis 2:12)
Cush - Havilah
Joktan, - It will be noted that Seba and Havilah occur also as the sons of Cush ( Genesis 10:7 ), the peculiar interest attaching to them having doubtless given rise to a variety of traditions with regard to their origin and racial affinities
Ishmael - He was the father of twelve sons, who gave their names to as many tribes, who dwelt in the wilderness, from Havilah unto Shur
Ophir - A region most probably in Arabia (as it is mentioned between Sheba and Havilah in Genesis 10:29 ), famous for the excellence of its gold, which was brought to Solomon by his Red Sea navy ( 1 Kings 9:28 )
Cush (2) - Oldest son of Ham; his descendants were Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, Sabtechah; Raamah's sons, Sheba and Dedan; Nimrod, mentioned after the rest as Cush's son, was probably a more remote descendant: Cush ethnologically includes not only Ethiopia (meaning the sunburnt, Nubia and N
Gold - ” This is its meaning in its first biblical appearance: “The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold” (Gen
Ophir - Placed between Sheba and Havilah, Ophir must be in Arabia
Metals - One of the earliest geographical definitions is that which describes the country of Havilah as the land which abounded in gold , and the gold of which was good
Eden - Havilah, near the W
Amalek, Amalekites - Most modern critics also read Telem for Havilah in 1 Samuel 15:7 , and for ‘ of old ’ in 1 Samuel 27:8
Metals - Gold of Havilah is mentioned as early as Genesis 2:11
Mining And Metals - Another gold-producing country was Havilah ( Genesis 2:11 ). Of these localities Havilah and Sheba were Arabian
Amalekites - ( See Havilah
Saul - " Saul proceeded to execute the divine command; and gathering the people together, marched from Telaim (1 Samuel 15:4 ) against the Amalekites, whom he smote "from Havilah until thou comest to Shur," utterly destroying "all the people with the edge of the sword", i
Ishmael - , fulfilling the prediction of the angel of Jehovah to Hagar (see above), Ishmael died, his nomad descendants stretching from Havilah S
Division of the Earth - Of Cush's sons, Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Sabtacha, and Raamah; and the sons of Raamah, Sheba, and Dedan, seem to have settled in Idumea and Arabia, from the similar names of places there; and of his descendants, Nimrod, the mighty hunter, first founded the kingdom of Babylon, and afterward of Assyria, invading the settlements of the Shemites, contrary to the divine decree