1. Introduction to the Pison River

In the previous post, I asked the question, “Where Is Modern Day Havilah?” in an attempt to locate the River Pison.

Based on the scriptures, Havilah 2341 is more likely to be located on the North Eastern border of the Arabian Peninsula, rather than in India or Africa as postulated.

Scriptures also give four important clues to the location of  Havilah 2341. First, Havilah 2341 means “circle.” Secondly,  three of its natural resourses are gold, onyx and pearls.

We first learnt about the River  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. Usage of  Pison/Piyshown/H6376 in the scriptures

Piyshown  (H6376), is the Hebrew word for Pison.  It  means “increase.”  Piyshown  (H6376)  occurs only once in the King James Version of the Bible and comes from the root word puwsh (H6335).  

The root word puwsh (H6335)   seems to confirm that the River Pison grows or increases in size and spreads itself in different directions.   Puwsh (H6335)   is used in the following contexts: 

  • grown fat6335 as the heifer – Jeremiah 50: 11.
  • thy people  is scattered6335 upon the mountains  – Nahum 3: 18.
  • spread6335 themselves  –  Habakkuh 1: 18.
  • grow up6335 as calves  of the stall  – Malachi 4: 2.

Blessings, peace and angelic prosperity.



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Josephus, F. (nd).  Josephus: the complete works.  Retrieved from http://www.ccel.org/ccel/josephus/complete.ii.ii.i.html.