חֲוִילָה proper name, of a territory (√ dubious DlPa 12 suggests חוֺל sand-land, downs, as Hebrew popular etymology, MV11 give it as actual etymology; StaThLZ Apr. 28, 1894, 235 compares this, as well as חוֺל sand, with Arabic soft mud, [dampsand]) — אֶרֶץ הַחֲוִילָה
[Gen 2:11] (surrounded or bordered — סבב — by river Pishon; noted for excellent gold, bdellium and shoham-stone); elsewhere without article חֲוִילָה [Gen 10:7] = [1Chr 1:9] as a 'son' of Cush (between סְבָא and סַבְתָּה); but also as a 'son' of יָקְטָן, a descendant of Shem [Gen 10:29] = [1Chr 1:23] (between אוֺפִיר and יוֺבָב); עַדשֿׁוּר ׳מֵח [Gen 25:18] said of limits of Ishmaelitish territory; compare same limits of Amalek [1Sam 15:7] (but dubious; We reads טֵילָם, compare v [1Sam 15:4] and see Dr; GlaserSkizze ii, 326 reads חֲכִילָה as [1Sam 23:19]; [1Sam 26:1]; [1Sam 26:3]). — Most have supposed several regions named ׳ח to be indicated in these passages: — e.g. Thes.
1. Arabian shore of Persian Gulf
[Gen 10:29] etc. 2. Ethiopian coast [Gen 10:7] etc. 3. India [Gen 2:11] (regarded as indefinite extension of 1). Di [Gen 10:7] distinguishes 1 and 2 either as quite distinct, or as different settlements of one great people, and (on [Gen 2:14]) thinks that ׳כל ארץ ח [Gen 2:11] implies vague extension eastward. DlPa 12 ff. 57 ff. 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.
The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon
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