1. Introduction to Pison, Havilah and Shur

Today, we will begin another daunting task of exploring the location of the Pison River that God created. We first learnt about the Pison in Genesis 2: 8 – 12:

And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed

And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil

And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted/H6504/parad and became into four heads (H7218/ro’sh)

The name of the first [is] Pison/Piyshown/H6376: that [is] it which compasseth the whole land of  Havilah 2341, where [there is] gold

And the gold of that land [is] good: there [is] bdellium and the onyx stone.

 

 

2.  The origin of the name  Havilah 2341  

Given the fact that geographical regions were named after the descendants of Noah,  let us track the race from which the word Havilah 2341 originated.  Scriptures show that Havilah 2341   was the descendant of Black men. Ham and Cush (Ethiopia) were Havilah’s grandfather and father respectively.

Were the people of Havilah 2341  from the black race?

And the sons of Ham; Cush (Ethiopia), and Mizraim (Egypt), and Phut (Libya), and Canaan.

And the sons of  Cush; Seba, and  Havilah 2341… – Genesis 10: 6 & 7.

And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one [was] Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother’s name [was] Joktan

And Ophir, and Havilah 2341, and Jobab: all these [were] the sons of Joktan

And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east – Genesis 10:  25, 29  & 30.

Strong’s in blueletterbible.org, says that Mesha  seems to be a city on the western shore of Arabia and that  Sephar was a place in southern Arabia.

 

 

3. Three scripture references tell us that Havilah  2341  was in the geographic vicinity of Shur 7793   Egypt and  Assyria.

Scriptures mention three geographic regions in relation to Havilah. 2341 They are  Shur 7793   Egypt and  AssyriaLet us paint a picture of these geographic locations in order to obtain greater clarity on  location of Havilah: 2341

And these [are] the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died; and was gathered unto his people
And they dwelt from  Havilah 2341 unto  Shur 7793, that [is] before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria  (Genesis 25: 17 & 18).

And Saul smote the Amalekites from Havilah 2341 [until] thou comest to Shur7793, that [is] over against Egypt (1 Samuel 15: 7).

And the time that David dwelt in the country of the Philistines was a full year and four months

And David and his men went up, and invaded the Geshurites, and the Gezrites, and the Amalekites: for those [nations were] of old the inhabitants of the land, as thou goest to Shur7793, even unto the land of Egypt (1 Samuel 27: 7 & 8).

Shur,7793   which means a “wall,” is:

a place southwest of Palestine on the eastern border or within the border of Egypt… and is the place of modern-day Suez  (Strong’s in blueletterbible.org).

Modern day Suez is located in “north-eastern Egypt…on the north coast of the Gulf of Suez, a branch of the Red Sea, near the southern terminus of  the Suez Canal…” (wikipedia.org).

The Location of Shur

Shur (modern day Suez), is located on the north-eastern border of Egypt. Source: Blank, W. (nd). Shur. Retrieved from http://www.keyway.ca/htm2002/20021125.htm

 

Blessings, peace and angelic prosperity. More to come.

 

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