and he overlayeth the house with precious stone for beauty, and the gold is gold of Parvaim,
2 Chronicles 3:6 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Gold of Parvaim - We know not what this place was; some think it is the same as Sepharvaim, a place in Armenia or Media, conquered by the king of Assyria, 2 Kings 17:24, etc. Others, that it is Taprobane, now the island of Ceylon, which Bochart derives from taph, signifying the border, and Parvan, i.e., the coast of Parvan. The rabbins say that it was gold of a blood-red color, and had its name from פרים parim, heifers, being like to bullocks' blood.
The Vulgate translates the passage thus: Stravit quoque pavimentum templi pretiosissimo marmore, decore multo; porro aurum erat probatissimum; "And he made the pavement of the temple of the most precious marble; and moreover the gold was of the best quality," etc.
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garnished [heb] covered
1 Chronicles 29:2,8 Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for things of silver...
Isaiah 54:11,12 O you afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay your stones with fair colors...
Revelation 21:18-21 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like to clear glass...
Parvaim Parvaim is supposed by Calmet to be the same as Sepharvaim in Armenia or Media; Bochart is of opinion that it is Taprobanes, now the island of Ceylon, which he drives from taph, a border, and Parvan, i.e, `the coast of Parvan;' but the late Editor Calmet thinks it the same as the Parvatoi mountains of Ptolemy, at the head of the Indus.
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