Havilah (son of Joktan)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Havilah havʹə-lə, havʹē-lä [Heb. ḥawîlâ-perhaps ‘a stretch of sand’ as diminutive of ḥôl—‘sand’].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
HAVILAH1. A land associated with the garden of Eden and cited as the source of gold, bdellium gum, and onyx stone, surrounded or drained by the river Pishon (Gen 2:11–12), ASV, RSV). Most authorities locate Havilah in central Arabia N of Yemen. The basis for this location is the association of the term
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
HAVILAH (Heb. ḥawîlâ, ‘circle’, ‘district’). 1. A land (’ereṣ) in the neighbourhood of *Eden, through which meandered (sābab) the river Pishon, and in which was found gold, *bdellium and shoham-stone (Gn. 2:11–12). The location of the place is unknown.2. An area mentioned in the phrase ‘from Havilah
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Havilah [hăvˊə lə] (Heb. ḥawîlâ “a stretch of sand, “from ḥôl “sand”). †
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
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