Genesis 21:31
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New American Standard Bible
Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because there the two of them took an oath.

King James Bible
Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they sware both of them.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore he called that place Beer-sheba, because there they had sworn, both of them.

World English Bible
Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because they both swore there.

Young's Literal Translation
therefore hath he called that place 'Beer-Sheba,' for there have both of them sworn.

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The Gospel Feast
"When Jesus then lifted up His eyes, and saw a great company come unto Him, He saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread that these may eat?"--John vi. 5. After these words the Evangelist adds, "And this He said to prove him, for He Himself knew what He would do." Thus, you see, our Lord had secret meanings when He spoke, and did not bring forth openly all His divine sense at once. He knew what He was about to do from the first, but He wished to lead forward His disciples, and to arrest and
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VII

The Annunciation of Jesus the Messiah, and the Birth of his Forerunner.
FROM the Temple to Nazareth! It seems indeed most fitting that the Evangelic story should have taken its beginning within the Sanctuary, and at the time of sacrifice. Despite its outward veneration for them, the Temple, its services, and specially its sacrifices, were, by an inward logical necessity, fast becoming a superfluity for Rabbinism. But the new development, passing over the intruded elements, which were, after all, of rationalistic origin, connected its beginning directly with the Old Testament
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
Genesis 21:14
So Abraham rose early in the morning and took bread and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar, putting them on her shoulder, and gave her the boy, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered about in the wilderness of Beersheba.

Genesis 21:32
So they made a covenant at Beersheba; and Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, arose and returned to the land of the Philistines.

Genesis 26:31
In the morning they arose early and exchanged oaths; then Isaac sent them away and they departed from him in peace.

Genesis 26:33
So he called it Shibah; therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day.

Genesis 46:1
So Israel set out with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.

Joshua 15:28
and Hazar-shual and Beersheba and Biziothiah,

1 Kings 19:3
And he was afraid and arose and ran for his life and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.

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