Genesis 10:29
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English Standard Version
Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab; all these were the sons of Joktan.

King James Bible
And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.

American Standard Version
and Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Ophir, and Hevila, and Jobab.

English Revised Version
and Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Among the descendants of Arphaxad, Eber's eldest son received the name of Peleg, because in his days the earth, i.e., the population of the earth, was divided, in consequence of the building of the tower of Babel (Genesis 11:8). His brother Joktan is called Kachtan by the Arabians, and is regarded as the father of all the primitive tribes of Arabia. The names of his sons are given in Genesis 10:26-29. There are thirteen of them, some of which are still retained in places and districts of Arabia, whilst others are not yet discovered, or are entirely extinct. Nothing certain has been ascertained about Almodad, Jerah, Diklah, Obal, Abimael, and Jobab. Of the rest, Sheleph is identical with Salif or Sulaf (in Ptl. 6, 7, Σαλαπηνοί), an old Arabian tribe, also a district of Yemen. Hazarmaveth (i.e., forecourt of death) is the Arabian Hadhramaut in South-eastern Arabia on the Indian Ocean, whose name Jauhari is derived from the unhealthiness of the climate. Hadoram: the Ἀδραμῖται of Ptol. 6, 7, Atramitae of Plin. 6, 28, on the southern coast of Arabia. Uzal: one of the most important towns of Yemen, south-west of Mareb. Sheba: the Sabaeans, with the capital Saba or Mareb, Mariaba regia (Plin.), whose connection with the Cushite (Genesis 10:7) and Abrahamite Sabaeans (Genesis 25:3) is quite in obscurity. Ophir has not yet been discovered in Arabia; it is probably to be sought on the Persian Gulf, even if the Ophir of Solomon was not situated there. Havilah appears to answer to Chaulaw of Edrisi, a district between Sanaa and Mecca. But this district, which lies in the heart of Yemen, does not fit the account in 1 Samuel 15:7, nor the statement in Genesis 25:18, that Havilah formed the boundary of the territory of the Ishmaelites. These two passages point rather to Χαυλοταῖοι, a place on the border of Arabia Petraea towards Yemen, between the Nabataeans and Hagrites, which Strabo describes as habitable.

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Ophir.

1 Kings 9:28 And they came to Ophir, and fetched from there gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.

1 Kings 22:48 Jehoshaphat made ships of Tharshish to go to Ophir for gold: but they went not; for the ships were broken at Eziongeber.

1 Chronicles 8:18 Ishmerai also, and Jezliah, and Jobab, the sons of Elpaal;

1 Chronicles 9:10,13 And of the priests; Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, and Jachin...

Job 22:24 Then shall you lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.

Job 28:16 It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.

Psalm 45:9 Kings' daughters were among your honorable women: on your right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.

Isaiah 13:12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.

Havilah.

Genesis 2:11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasses the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;

Genesis 25:18 And they dwelled from Havilah to Shur, that is before Egypt, as you go toward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brothers.

1 Samuel 15:7 And Saul smote the Amalekites from Havilah until you come to Shur, that is over against Egypt.

Cross References
Genesis 10:28
Obal, Abimael, Sheba,

Genesis 10:30
The territory in which they lived extended from Mesha in the direction of Sephar to the hill country of the east.

1 Chronicles 1:23
Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab; all these were the sons of Joktan.

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