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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Parvaim

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par - vā´im ( פּרוים , parwāyim ; 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 pūrva , "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 Sāḳ el Farwain in Yemamah. Some have considered the name a shortened form of Ṣepharvāyim which occurs in the Syriac and Targum Jonathan for the "Sephar" of Genesis 10:30 .


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Parvaim'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/p/parvaim.html. 1915.

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