Genesis 22:4
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English Standard Version
On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar.

King James Bible
Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

American Standard Version
On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And on the third day, lifting up his eyes, he saw the place afar off.

English Revised Version
On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

From this circumstance, the place where it occurred received the name שׁבע בּאר, i.e., seven-well, "because there they sware both of them." It does not follow from this note, that the writer interpreted the name "oath-well," and took שׁבע in the sense of שׁבעה. The idea is rather the following: the place received its name from the seven lambs, by which Abraham secured to himself possession of the well, because the treaty was sworn to on the basis of the agreement confirmed by the seven lambs. There is no mention of sacrifice, however, in connection with the treaty (see Genesis 26:33). נשׁבּע to swear, lit., to seven one's self, not because in the oath the divine number 3 is combined with the world-number 4, but because, from the sacredness of the number 7, the real origin and ground of which are to be sought in the number 7 of the work of creation, seven things were generally chosen to give validity to an oath, as was the case, according to Herodotus (3, 8), with the Arabians among others. Beersheba was in the Wady es-Seba, the broad channel of a winter-torrent, 12 hours' journey to the south of Hebron on the road to Egypt and the Dead Sea, where there are still stones to be found, the relics of an ancient town, and two deep wells with excellent water, called Bir es Seba, i.e., seven-well (not lion-well, as the Bedouins erroneously interpret it): cf. Robinson's Pal. i. pp. 300ff.

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Exodus 5:3 And they said, The God of the Hebrews has met with us: let us go, we pray you, three days' journey into the desert...

Exodus 15:22 So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness...

Exodus 19:11,15 And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people on mount Sinai...

Leviticus 7:17 But the remainder of the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day shall be burnt with fire.

Numbers 10:33 And they departed from the mount of the LORD three days' journey...

Numbers 19:12,19 He shall purify himself with it on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean: but if he purify not himself the third day...

Numbers 31:19 And do you abide without the camp seven days: whoever has killed any person, and whoever has touched any slain...

Joshua 1:11 Pass through the host, and command the people, saying, Prepare you victuals; for within three days you shall pass over this Jordan...

2 Kings 20:5 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus said the LORD, the God of David your father, I have heard your prayer...

Esther 5:1 Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king's house...

Hosea 6:2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.

Matthew 17:23 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.

Luke 13:32 And he said to them, Go you, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow...

1 Corinthians 15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:


1 Samuel 26:13 Then David went over to the other side, and stood on the top of an hill afar off; a great space being between them:

Cross References
Genesis 22:3
So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.

Genesis 22:5
Then Abraham said to his young men, "Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy will go over there and worship and come again to you."

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