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Metaphysical meaning of Havilah (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Havilah (mbd)
Havilah, hav'-l-lah (Heb.)--virtual travail; encompassed; surrounded; circular; struggle of elementary life; virtue born of trial; virtue born of courage; brings forth with effort, i.e., travail, suffering.

a A land in the Garden of Eden around which the river Pishon flows (Gen. 2:11). b A son of Cush, who was Ham's son (Gen. 10:7). c A son of Joktan, who was descended from Shem (Gen. 10:29). d Ishmael and his immediate descendants "dwelt from Havilah unto Shur that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria" (Gen. 25:18). Saul smote the Amalekites in this same place (I Sam. 15:7), and disobeyed the Lord by saving alive some of them and some of the choicest of their animal possessions.

Meta. In the land of Havilah were gold and precious stones, according to the text in Genesis 2:11, 12. This, with the meaning of the word, bespeaks the effort, the travail, the trials, if you will, that are necessary to bring into manifestation the inner spiritual possibilities that lie back of and are wrapped up in the seemingly material organism.

Preceding Entry: Hauran
Following Entry: Havvoth-jair