the name of a country from which Solomon obtained gold for the temple (2 Chr. 3:6). Some have identified it with Ophir, but it is uncertain whether it is even the name of a place. It may simply, as some think, denote "Oriental regions."
And he adorned the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of parvaim.
The finest and purest—that of parvaim, by some supposed to be Ceylon—was reserved for the sanctuary.