He called it Shibah, and to this day the name of the city is Beersheba.
Cross ReferencesGenesis 21:14
Early in the morning, Abraham got up, took bread and a skin of water, put them on Hagar's shoulders, and sent her away with the boy. She left and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.
So that place was called Beersheba, because it was there that the two of them swore an oath.
On that same day Isaac's servants came to tell him about the well they had dug, telling him, "We have found water!"
Chapter Outline1. Isaac, because of famine, sojourns in Gerar, and the Lord blesses him.
7. He is reproved by Abimelech for denying his wife.
12. He grows rich, and the Philistines envy his prosperity.
18. He digs wells.
23. God appears to him at Beersheba, and blesses him;
26. and Abimelech makes a covenant with him.
34. Esau's wives.
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