Word Summary
Chavilah: a son of Cush, also a son of Joktan, also territories of unc. location
Original Word: חֲוִילָה
Transliteration: Chavilah
Phonetic Spelling: (khav-ee-law')
Part of Speech: proper name, of a territory
Short Definition: a son of Cush, also a son of Joktan, also territories of unc. location
Meaning: Havilah -- a son of Cush, also a son of Joktan, also territories of uncertain location
Strong's Concordance

Probably from chuwl; circular; Chavilah, the name of two or three eastern regions; also perhaps of two men -- Havilah.

see HEBREW chuwl


H2341. Chavilah

חֲוִילָהproper name, of a territory (√ dubious DlPa 12 suggests חוֺלsand-land, downs, as Hebrew popular etymology, MV11give it as actual etymology; StaThLZ Apr. 28, 1894, 235 compares this, as well as חוֺלsand, with Arabic soft mud, [dampsand]) — הַחֲוִילָה אֶרֶץGenesis 2:11 (surrounded or bordered — סבב‎ — by river Pishon; noted for excellent gold, bdellium and shoham-stone); elsewhere without article חֲוִילָה10:7 = 1 Chronicles 1:9 as a 'son' of Cush (between סְבָא‎ and סַבְתָּה‎); but also as a 'son' of יָקְטָן‎, a descendant of Shem Genesis 10:29 = 1 Chronicles 1:23 (between אוֺפִיר‎ and יוֺבָב‎); ׳מֵח עַדשֿׁוּרGenesis 25:18 said of limits of Ishmaelitish territory; compare same limits of Amalek 1 Samuel 15:7 (but dubious; We reads טֵילָם‎, compare 15:4 and see Dr; GlaserSkizze ii, 326 reads חֲכִילָה‎ as 23:19; 26:1, 3). — Most have supposed several regions named ׳ח‎ to be indicated in these passages: — e.g. Thes.

1. Arabian shore of Persian Gulf Genesis 10:29 etc. 2. Ethiopian coast 10:7 etc. 3. India 2:11 (regarded as indefinite extension of 1). Di10:7 distinguishes 1 and 2 either as quite distinct, or as different settlements of one great people, and (on 2:14) thinks that ח ארץ ׳כל2:11 implies vague extension eastward. DlPa 12 ff.57ff. identification ׳ח‎ in all passages with northeast part of Syrian desert, so EMeyGeschichte. Alterth. i. 224; GlaserSkizze ii. 323 ff. with central and northeast Arabia. The question is still undecided.