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PARVAIM (Heb. פַּרְוַיִם), the region from which Solomon is said to have obtained gold for the ornamentation of his Temple (ii Chron. 3:6). The word may possibly derive from the Sanskrit pûrva, "eastern." Some scholars identify Parvaim with Sāq al-Farwayn near Mt. Shammar in northwest Arabia; others, with Farwa in southern Arabia.


S.J. Simons, Geographical and Topographical Texts of the Old Testament (1959), 346, n. 869.