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Parvaim

Parvaim [N] [S]

the name of a country from which Solomon obtained gold for the temple ( 2 Chronicles 3:6 ). Some have identified it with Ophir, but it is uncertain whether it is even the name of a place. It may simply, as some think, denote "Oriental regions."

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Parvaim". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Parvaim [N] [E]

(Oriental regions ), the name of an unknown place or country whence the gold was procured for the decoration of Solomons temple. ( 2 Chronicles 3:6 ) We may notice the conjecture that it is derived from the Sanscrit purva , "eastern," and is a general term for the east.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Parvaim'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

PARVAIM

par-va'-im (parwayim; Septuagint Pharouaim):

The word occurs only in 2 Chronicles 3:6, as the place from which Solomon obtained gold for the decoration of his Temple. A derivation is given from the Sanskrit purva, "eastern," so that the name might be a vague term for the East (Gesenius, Thesaurus, 1125). Whether there was such a place in arabia is doubtful. Farwa in Yemen has been suggested, and also Saq el Farwain in Yemamah. Some have considered the name a shortened form of Cepharvayim which occurs in the Syriac and Targum Jonathan for the "Sephar" of Genesis 10:30.

A. S. Fulton


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'PARVAIM'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.