Havilah (son of Joktan)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Havilah, Son of Joktan
Havilah, Son of Joktan (חֲוִילָה‎, chawilah). Mentioned in the table of nations as a descendant of Shem (Gen 10:29; 1 Ch 1:23).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Havilah (Person)
HAVILAH (PERSON) [Heb ḥawı̂lâ (חַוִילָה)]. Two individuals with this name, whose identities are closely associated with the place which bears this name, appear in the Bible. See also HAVILAH (PLACE).1. A son of Cush listed in the so-called Table of Nations (Gen 10:7; 1 Chr 1:9).2. A son of Joktan
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Havilah (Person)
Havilah (Person). 1. Descendant of Cush (Gn 10:7; 1 Chr 1:9).2. Descendant of Shem through Joktan (Gn 10:29; 1 Chr 1:23).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Havilah havʹə-lə, havʹē-lä [Heb. awîlâ-perhaps ‘a stretch of sand’ as diminutive of ḥôl—‘sand’].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Havilah (Person)
HAVILAH (Person)1. Descendant of Cush (Gn 10:7; 1 Chr 1:9).2. Descendant of Shem through Joktan (Gn 10:29; 1 Chr 1:23).
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. awîlâ, ‘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
Havilah (Person)
Havilah (Heb. ḥăwɩ̂lâ) (PERSON)1. A son of Cush, according to the Table of Nations (Gen. 10:7; 1 Chr. 1:9).2. A son of Joktan and descendant of Shem (Gen. 10:29; 1 Chr. 1:29); eponymous ancestor of an Arabian people.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Havilah [hăvˊə lə] (Heb. awîlâ “a stretch of sand, “from ḥôl “sand”). †
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hav´ilah (circle).1. A son of Cush. Gen. 10:7.2. A son of Joktan. Gen. 10:29.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
HAV´ILAH (havʹi-la; perhaps “sandy,” cf. Heb. ḥôl, “sand”).1. A region encompassed by the Pishon branch of Eden’s river. It is represented as richly producing gold, onyx, and bdellium—an aromatic gum (Gen. 2:11–12). This region is not to be confused with the Havilah of the Joktanites (10:29; 25:18;
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Havilahthe 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
See also
Joktan Father
Hadoram Brother
Jobab Brother
Sheba Brother
Obal Brother
Hazarmaveth Brother
Uzal Brother
Diklah Brother
Jerah Brother
Sheleph Brother
Abimael Brother
Ophir Brother
Almodad Brother
Eber Grandfather
Peleg Uncle
Reu Cousin