Re: Four Rivers Revisited

Allen Roy (
Sun, 25 Apr 1999 22:42:09 -0700

> From: gordon brown <gbrown@euclid.Colorado.EDU>
> There are some clues in the Bible as to the location of Havilah. The
> descendants of Ishmael settled from Havilah to Shur, which is east of
> Egypt. (Gen. 25:18) Saul defeated the Amalekites from Havilah as you go
> Shur, which is east of Egypt. (I Sam. 15:7) If Shur was east of Egypt, it
> seems likely that Havilah was even further east.

I pointed out before that there was likely a pre-flood Havilah and a
post-flood Havilah. Thus, post-flood descriptions may not have any
resemblence to the pre-flood area.