Places Study on Beersheba

Places Study on Beersheba

Genesis 21: And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.
Genesis 21: Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they sware both of them.
Genesis 21: Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.
Genesis 21: And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.
Genesis 22: So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.
Genesis 26: And he went up from thence to Beersheba.
Genesis 26: And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beersheba unto this day.
Genesis 28: And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.
Genesis 46: And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac.
Genesis 46: And Jacob rose up from Beersheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.
Joshua 15: And Hazarshual, and Beersheba, and Bizjothjah,
Joshua 19: And they had in their inheritance Beersheba, or Sheba, and Moladah,
Judges 20: Then all the children of Israel went out, and the congregation was gathered together as one man, from Dan even to Beersheba, with the land of Gilead, unto the LORD in Mizpeh.
1 Samuel 3: And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD.
1 Samuel 8: Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: they were judges in Beersheba.
2 Samuel 3: To translate the kingdom from the house of Saul, and to set up the throne of David over Israel and over Judah, from Dan even to Beersheba.
2 Samuel 17: Therefore I counsel that all Israel be generally gathered unto thee, from Dan even to Beersheba, as the sand that is by the sea for multitude; and that thou go to battle in thine own person.
2 Samuel 24: For the king said to Joab the captain of the host, which was with him, Go now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, and number ye the people, that I may know the number of the people.
2 Samuel 24: And came to the strong hold of Tyre, and to all the cities of the Hivites, and of the Canaanites: and they went out to the south of Judah, even to Beersheba.
2 Samuel 24: So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even to the time appointed: and there died of the people from Dan even to Beersheba seventy thousand men.
1 Kings 4: And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.
1 Kings 19: And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there.
2 Kings 12: In the seventh year of Jehu Jehoash began to reign; and forty years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Zibiah of Beersheba.
2 Kings 23: And he brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba, and brake down the high places of the gates that were in the entering in of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on a man's left hand at the gate of the city.
1 Chronicles 4: And they dwelt at Beersheba, and Moladah, and Hazarshual,
1 Chronicles 21: And David said to Joab and to the rulers of the people, Go, number Israel from Beersheba even to Dan; and bring the number of them to me, that I may know it.
2 Chronicles 19: And Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem: and he went out again through the people from Beersheba to mount Ephraim, and brought them back unto the LORD God of their fathers.
2 Chronicles 24: Joash was seven years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Zibiah of Beersheba.
2 Chronicles 30: So they established a decree to make proclamation throughout all Israel, from Beersheba even to Dan, that they should come to keep the passover unto the LORD God of Israel at Jerusalem: for they had not done it of a long time in such sort as it was written.
Nehemiah 11: And at Hazarshual, and at Beersheba, and in the villages thereof,
Nehemiah 11: Zanoah, Adullam, and in their villages, at Lachish, and the fields thereof, at Azekah, and in the villages thereof. And they dwelt from Beersheba unto the valley of Hinnom.
Amos 5: But seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to Beersheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nought.
Amos 8: They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Thy god, O Dan, liveth; and, The manner of Beersheba liveth; even they shall fall, and never rise up again.

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Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Beersheba
Beersheba means "well of the oath". The southern limit of the Holy Land, as Dan in the N.: "from Dan to Beersheba" (compare in David's census, 1 Chronicles 21:2; 2 Samuel 24:2-7) comprehends the whole. Called so from the oath of peace between Abraham and Abimelech, king of the Philistines (Genesis 21:31), else from the seven (sheba' ) ewe lambs slain there: indeed sheba' , an oath, is from the custom of binding one's self by seven things, as Abraham made the seven ewe lambs a pledge of his covenant with Abimelech. Again, from the like oath between Abimelech (with Phichol, his captain) and Isaac, it being not uncommon for an event to be recorded as occurring apparently for the first time, which has been recorded as occurring earlier before: so Bethel (Genesis 26:31-33).

The well dug by Abraham and secured to him by oath had been covered and lost. It is found by Isaac's servants just after the covenant made between him and Abimelech. The series of events recalls to Isaac's mind the original name and that which gave rise to the name; so he restores both the well itself and the name. Seven (sheba' which also may explain the name) wells are at the place, so that a different one may have been named by Isaac from that named by Abraham. They all pour their streams into the wady es Seba, and are called Bir es seba, the largest 12 ft. diameter, and masonry round reaching 28 ft. down, and 44 from bottom to surface of the water. The second, at a hundred yards distance, 5 in diameter, 42 in depth. The other five further off. The stones around the mouth are worn into grooves by the action of ropes for so many ages. Around the large are nine stone troughs; around the smaller, five.

The water is excellent, and grass with crocuses and lilies abounds. Abraham planted here a" grove" ('eshel ) (distinct from the idol grove, Asheerah, or Astarte Baal), or tree, the tamarisk, long living, of hard wood, with long, clustering, evergreen leaves, as a type of the ever enduring grace of the faithful, covenant keeping God (Genesis 21:33), "and called on the name (the self manifested character and person) of Jehovah, the everlasting God." (See BAAL.) Here it was that Isaac lived when Jacob stole from his father the blessing already forfeited by Esau's profane sale of his birthright (Genesis 26:33; Genesis 26:27; Genesis 28:10). Long afterward, on Jacob's descent to Egypt, he halted there, sacrificed unto the God of Isaac, and had a vision of God encouraging him to go down. The dispensation of the promise, which began with Abraham's call from Ur to Canaan, ended on the last night of the sojourn of his grandson Israel in Canaan.

So God's promise was repeated for the last time (Genesis 46:1-5). Possibly the 430 years (Galatians 3:17) dates from this, the end, not from the beginning, of the dispensation of the promise. Beersheba was given to Simeon, in the extreme S. of Judah (Joshua 15:28; Joshua 19:1-2; 1 Chronicles 4:28). Samuel's sons, Joel and Abiah, were judges there (1 Samuel 8:2), its distance preventing his going in circuit to it, as he did to others yearly (1 Samuel 7:16-17). Here Elijah left his confidential servant (narow ) on his way to Horeb (1 Kings 19:3-4).

"From Geba to Beersheba" or "from Beersheba to mount Ephraim" was the formula comprehending the southern kingdom of Judah after the severance of Israel's ten tribes (2 Kings 23:8; 2 Chronicles 19:4), and on the return from Babylon still narrower, "from Beersheba to the valley of Hinnom" (Nehemiah 11:30). Ahaziah's wife, Zibiah, mother of Joash, was of Beersheba (2 Kings 12:1.) It became seat of an idolatry akin to that of Bethel or Gilgal, so that it was a formula of superstition, "the manner (cultus, or religion, as in Acts 9:2 the new religion of Christ is designated "this way") of Beersheba liveth" (Amos 5:5; Amos 8:14). In Christian times, it became an episcopal city under the Bishop of Jerusalem.

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Beersheba
Well of the oath, or well of seven, a well dug by Abraham, and so named because he and Abimelech here entered into a compact (Genesis 21:31 ). On re-opening it, Isaac gave it the same name (Genesis 26:31-33 ). It was a favourite place of abode of both of these patriarchs ((21:33-22:1,19;; 26:33; 28:10). It is mentioned among the "cities" given to the tribe of Simeon (Joshua 19:2 ; 1 Chronicles 4:28 ). From Dan to Beersheba, a distance of about 144 miles (Judges 20:1 ; 1 Chronicles 21:2 ; 2 Samuel 24:2 ), became the usual way of designating the whole Promised Land, and passed into a proverb. After the return from the Captivity the phrase is narrowed into "from Beersheba unto the valley of Hinnom" (Nehemiah 11:30 ). The kingdom of the ten tribes extended from Beersheba to Mount Ephraim (2 Chronicles 19:4 ). The name is not found in the New Testament. It is still called by the Arabs Bir es-Seba, i.e., "well of the seven", where there are to the present day two principal wells and five smaller ones. It is nearly midway between the southern end of the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Beersheba
(Hebrew: well of seven, or well of swearing) Ancient town at the southern extremity of Palestine, 28 miles southwest Hebron. The expression "Dan to Bersabee" was used to denote the entire length of Palestine (Judges 1:20). This locality is the cradle of the Hebrew race, connected with memories of Agar, Ismael, and Abraham (Genesis 21), of Isaac (Genesis 26), Jacob who was born there, and his sons (Genesis 28,46). Bertha (Teutonic: bright, famous), Queen of Kent (died c.612).She was the Christian wife of the pagan King Ethelbert, and welcomed Saint Augustine on his mission to England, 597. Though sometimes called saint, no evidence of her cult exists.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Beersheba
BEERSHEBA . A halting-place of Abraham ( Genesis 21:31 ), where Hagar was sent away ( Genesis 21:14 ), and where he made a covenant with Abimelech, from which the place is alleged to take its name (‘well of the covenant,’ according to one interpretation). Isaac after his disputes with the Philistines settled here ( Genesis 26:23 ), and discovered the well Shibah , another etymological speculation ( Genesis 26:33 ). Hence Jacob was sent away ( Genesis 28:10 ), and returned and sacrificed on his way to Egypt ( Genesis 46:1 ). It was assigned to the tribe of Judah ( Joshua 15:28 ), but set apart for the Simeonites ( Joshua 19:2 ). Here Samuel’s sons were judges ( 1 Samuel 8:2 ), and hither Elijah fled before Jezebel ( 1 Kings 19:3 ). Zibiah, the mother of Joash, belonged to Beersheba ( 2 Kings 12:1 ). It was an important holy place: here Abraham planted a sacred tree ( Genesis 21:33 ), and theophanies were vouchsafed to Hagar ( Genesis 21:17 ), to Isaac ( Genesis 26:24 ), to Jacob ( Genesis 46:2 ), and to Elijah ( 1 Kings 19:5 ). Amos couples it with the shrines of Bethel and Gilgal ( Amos 5:6 ), and oaths by its numen are denounced ( Amos 8:14 ). It is recognized as the southern boundary of Palestine in the frequent phrase ‘from Dan unto Beersheba’ ( Judges 20:1 etc.). Seven ancient wells exist here, and it has been suggested that these gave its name to the locality; the suffixed numeral being perhaps due to the influence of the syntax of some pre-Semitic language, as in Kiriath-arba (‘Tetrapolis’). The modern name is Bir es-Seba ’, where are extensive remains of a Byzantine city; the ancient city is probably at Tell es-Seba ’, about 2 miles to the east. Till recently the site was deserted by all but Bedouin; now a modern town has sprung up, built from the ruins of the ancient structures, and has been made the seat of a sub-governor.

R. A. S. Macalister.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Beersheba
The well of an oath; the seventh well
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Beersheba
This name, signifying well of the oath, was given to the place where Abraham and Abimelech made a covenant not to molest each other, and confirmed it by an oath. It afterwards became the dwelling place of Abraham and of Isaac, who also digged a well there, and a city is spoken of as bearing the same name. Genesis 21:14,31-33 ; Genesis 22:19 ; Genesis 26:23,33 ; Genesis 28:10 . It became a part of Simeon's lot, Joshua 19:1,2 ; and after the settlement of the land it is constantly referred to as the most southern part of the land possessed, as Dan is pointed to as the most northern; thus 'from Dan to Beer-sheba' was the common expression for the whole territory even in the days of Solomon. 1 Kings 4:25 .

The prophet Amos warns the people not to trust in any places of renown or of former blessing, as Bethel, Gilgal, nor Beersheba; the glory of all had faded: they must seek Jehovah, and they should live. Amos 5:5,6 ; Amos 8:14 . On the return of the exiles some of them dwelt at Beer-sheba, and from thence northward to the valley of Hinnom. Nehemiah 11:27,30 . Beer-sheba is identified with Bir es Seba, 31 15' N, 34 48' E . There are still two principal wells in the district giving excellent water, besides five smaller ones.

Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Beersheba
or the well of the oath; so named from a well which Abraham dug in this place, and the covenant which he here made with Abimelech, king of Gerar, Genesis 20:31. Here also he planted a grove, as it would appear, for the purpose of retirement for religious worship. In process of time, a considerable town was built on the same spot, which retained the same name. Beersheba was given by Joshua to the tribe of Judah, and afterward transferred to Simeon, Joshua 15:28 . It was situated twenty miles south of Hebron, in the extreme south of the land of Israel, as Dan was on the north. The two places are frequently thus mentioned in Scripture, as "from Dan to Beersheba," to denote the whole length of the country.

Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Beersheba
Originally Beersheba was the name given to a well that Abraham dug in the dry southern region of Palestine known as the Negeb. Some years later, opponents of the Hebrews filled the well in, and Isaac had to dig it again (Genesis 21:25-33; Genesis 26:18; Genesis 26:32-33). The town that grew up around the well was also called Beersheba. Abraham, Hagar, Isaac, Jacob and the sons of Jacob all at some time either lived in or passed through Beersheba (Genesis 21:14; Genesis 22:19; Genesis 26:23; Genesis 28:10; Genesis 46:1-5).

A number of important roads passed through Beersheba. Among these were the main north-south route from Canaan to Egypt, and the main west-east route from the Philistine coast to Edom (Genesis 46:1-6; 2 Kings 3:8). (For a map of Palestine’s main traffic routes see PALESTINE.)

After Israel’s settlement in Canaan, the people of Israel commonly thought of Beersheba as the southernmost town of the occupied territory. The expression ‘from Dan to Beersheba’ meant ‘from the northern boundary to the southern’ (Judges 20:1; 2 Samuel 3:10; 2 Samuel 17:11; 2 Samuel 24:2; 1 Kings 4:25). Centuries later, when the Jews reconstructed their nation after the captivity in Babylon, Beersheba again became an important settlement. The present-day town of Beersheba stands next to the ancient site and still marks the junction of well used traffic routes (Nehemiah 11:25-30).

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She'Bah - (an oath ), the famous well which gave its name to the city of Beersheba. ( Genesis 26:53 ) [Beersheba ]
Beersheba - Originally Beersheba was the name given to a well that Abraham dug in the dry southern region of Palestine known as the Negeb. The town that grew up around the well was also called Beersheba. Abraham, Hagar, Isaac, Jacob and the sons of Jacob all at some time either lived in or passed through Beersheba (Genesis 21:14; Genesis 22:19; Genesis 26:23; Genesis 28:10; Genesis 46:1-5). ... A number of important roads passed through Beersheba. )... After Israel’s settlement in Canaan, the people of Israel commonly thought of Beersheba as the southernmost town of the occupied territory. The expression ‘from Dan to Beersheba’ meant ‘from the northern boundary to the southern’ (Judges 20:1; 2 Samuel 3:10; 2 Samuel 17:11; 2 Samuel 24:2; 1 Kings 4:25). Centuries later, when the Jews reconstructed their nation after the captivity in Babylon, Beersheba again became an important settlement. The present-day town of Beersheba stands next to the ancient site and still marks the junction of well used traffic routes (Nehemiah 11:25-30)
Moladah - ” City near Beersheba in southern Judah assigned both to Judah (Joshua 15:26 ) and to Simeon (Joshua 19:2 ), perhaps reflecting the political realities of different times or the dependence of Simeon on Judah. Various sites have been proposed: khirbet Kuseifeh twelve miles east of Beersheba; tell el-Milh southeast of Beersheba; and khereibet el-Waten east of Beersheba
Zibiah - Of Beersheba, mother of king Joash (2 Kings 12:1; 2 Chronicles 24:1)
Amam - An unknown city of Judah, in the desert south of Beersheba
Ezem - Ezem is modern Umm el-Azam about fifteen miles south of Beersheba and southwest of Aroer. Archaeologists at tell esh-Sharia about thirteen miles northwest of Beersheba have found a broken piece of pottery with the name Ezem on it
Biziothiah - A corruption for benôthehâ ‘her villages,’ referring to Beersheba (cf
Zib'Iah - (roe ), a native of Beersheba and mother of King Joash
Heshmon - Near Beersheba (Joshua 15:27)
Addar - A town on the border of Judah south of Beersheba ( Joshua 15:3 )
Adadah - of Beersheba
Che'Sil - (idolatrous ), a town in the extreme south of Palestine, ( Joshua 15:30 ) 15 Miles southwest of Beersheba
Hazar-Shual - ("fox or jackal village"); in southern Judah, between Hazar-Gaddah and Beersheba (Joshua 15:28; Joshua 19:3; 1 Chronicles 4:28; Nehemiah 11:27); now Saweh
Way - Amos 8:14, "the manner of Beersheba
Moladah - It has been identified with the modern el-Milh, 10 miles east of Beersheba
Hazar-Susah - of Beersheba
Sharu'Hen - It is identified with Sheriah a large ruin in the south country, northwest of Beersheba
Geba - "From Geba to Beersheba" expressed the whole extent of the kingdom of Judah, just as "from Dan to Beersheba" described the whole length of Palestine (2 Kings 23:8 )
Hazar-Shual - It has been identified with the ruins of Saweh, half-way between Beersheba and Moladah
Madmannah - , however, suggest Umm Deimneh, 12 miles north-east of Beersheba, as the site
Hazar-Shual - of Beersheba
Shebah - (See Beersheba
Beer-Lahai-Roi - A fountain in the wilderness, southwest of Beersheba, Genesis 16:7; Genesis 16:14; Genesis 24:62; Genesis 25:11; perhaps Moilâhhi; not the same as that in Genesis 21:19
Ether - of Beersheba
Beth'Zur - It commands the road from Beersheba and Hebron, which has always been the main approach to Jerusalem from the south
Beersheba - From Dan to Beersheba, a distance of about 144 miles (Judges 20:1 ; 1 Chronicles 21:2 ; 2 Samuel 24:2 ), became the usual way of designating the whole Promised Land, and passed into a proverb. After the return from the Captivity the phrase is narrowed into "from Beersheba unto the valley of Hinnom" (Nehemiah 11:30 ). The kingdom of the ten tribes extended from Beersheba to Mount Ephraim (2 Chronicles 19:4 )
Phicol - He entered into an alliance with Abraham with reference to a certain well which, from this circumstance, was called Beersheba (q
Laha'i-ro'i - It was southwest of Beersheba
Beersheba - Beersheba was given by Joshua to the tribe of Judah, and afterward transferred to Simeon, Joshua 15:28 . The two places are frequently thus mentioned in Scripture, as "from Dan to Beersheba," to denote the whole length of the country
Madmannah - of Beersheba, but does not think it suitable
Shibah - A name given to a well dug by Isaac ( Genesis 26:33 ), which gave its name to the town Beersheba (wh. The word means, according to the writer, ‘an oath’; and Beersheba is ‘the well of the oath,’ so named from the swearing of the oath of friendship between Isaac and Abimelech ( Genesis 26:31 )
Hazar-Shual - ” Town near Beersheba in tribal territory of Judah (Joshua 15:28 ) but allotted to tribe of Simeon (Joshua 19:3 ; 1 Chronicles 4:28 )
Sansannah - Modern khirbet esh-Shamshaniyat nine miles northwest of Beersheba
Beersheba - Beersheba means "well of the oath". : "from Dan to Beersheba" (compare in David's census, 1 Chronicles 21:2; 2 Samuel 24:2-7) comprehends the whole. Beersheba was given to Simeon, in the extreme S. ... "From Geba to Beersheba" or "from Beersheba to mount Ephraim" was the formula comprehending the southern kingdom of Judah after the severance of Israel's ten tribes (2 Kings 23:8; 2 Chronicles 19:4), and on the return from Babylon still narrower, "from Beersheba to the valley of Hinnom" (Nehemiah 11:30). Ahaziah's wife, Zibiah, mother of Joash, was of Beersheba (2 Kings 12:1. ) It became seat of an idolatry akin to that of Bethel or Gilgal, so that it was a formula of superstition, "the manner (cultus, or religion, as in Acts 9:2 the new religion of Christ is designated "this way") of Beersheba liveth" (Amos 5:5; Amos 8:14)
Sharuhen - The name may be preserved in Tell Sheriah, half way between Gaza and Beersheba, ten miles W
Beth-Pelet - The site was south of Beersheba, but is unknown
Moladah - Probably it lay near Beersheba, but the site has not been recovered
Salt, Valley of - Geographical passageway south and east of the Dead Sea, often identified with wadi el-Milch south of Beersheba, but this location is not accepted by modern commentators
Ashan - Ashan was located at modern Khirbet Asan just northwest of Beersheba
Rehoboth (1) - of Beersheba, and an ancient well, 12 ft. of Bir es Seba or Beersheba, with three remaining wells, two full of water, one dry
Grove - In Genesis 21:33 , a tree planted in Beersheba by Abraham
Jattir - of Beersheba, on a hill spur close to the southern desert
Akrabbim - It is a mountain pass on the road southeast of Beersheba, today called Neqb es-Safa
Rehoboth - A place in the wilderness south of Gerar and Beersheba, so named by Isaac on the occasion of his digging a well there, Genesis 26:22
Jattir - It was located near modern khirbet Attir about thirteen miles south southwest of Hebron and fourteen miles northeast of Beersheba
Moladah - of Beersheba
Eshcol, Yalley of - In the district around Beersheba there are still miles of grape vines
Well - Such wells were those of Jacob and Beersheba, etc
Mam're - (strength, fatness ) an ancient Amorite, who with his brothers, Eshcol and Aner, was in alliance with Abram, ( Genesis 14:13,51 ) and under the shade of whose oak grove the patriarch dwelt in the interval between his residence at Bethel and at Beersheba
Gur-Baal - This would mean the city was Gur, also mentioned in the Amarna letters and situated east of Beersheba
Ahuzzath - ‘The friend’ of Abimelech, the Philistine of Gerar, mentioned on the occasion when the latter made a league with Isaac at Beersheba ( Genesis 26:26 )
ge'Rar - From a comparison of (Genesis 21:32 ) with Genesis26:23,26 Beersheba would seem to be just on the verge of this territory, and perhaps to be its limit towards the northeast
Hormah - Some identify it with tell Masos about seven miles east of Beersheba. ... The site controlled the east-west road in the Beersheba Valley and the north-south road to Hebron
Ziklag - It has been identified with 'Asluj, a heap of ruins south of Beersheba. Conder, however, identifies it with Khirbet Zuheilikah, ruins found on three hills half a mile apart, some seventeen miles north-west of Beersheba, on the confines of Philistia, Judah, and Amalek
Beer-Sheba - Dan lay at the northern extremity; so that the phrase, "from Dan to Beersheba," means, the whole length of the land, Judges 20:1 . At Beersheba, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob often dwelt, Genesis 21:31 ; 22:19 ; 26:33 ; 28:10 ; 46:1
Jekabzeel - It is probably the same as Kabzeel, originally assigned to the tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:21 ) about halfway between tell Beersheba and tell Arad
Joel -
The oldest of Samuel's two sons appointed by him as judges in Beersheba (1 Samuel 8:2 )
Beer-Lahai-Roi - W of Beersheba, has been suggested as a not impossible identification
Ain - of Beersheba
Beersheba - Beersheba . Zibiah, the mother of Joash, belonged to Beersheba ( 2 Kings 12:1 ). It is recognized as the southern boundary of Palestine in the frequent phrase ‘from Dan unto Beersheba’ ( Judges 20:1 etc
Ziklag - (zihk' lag) A village in the southern Judean plain; variously identified either as tell el-Khuweilifeh, 10 miles north northeast of Beersheba, tell esh-Shariah, 9 miles north northwest of Beersheba, or khirbet el-Mashash
Beer-Sheba - Beersheba was given to Judah, Joshua 15:28, and then to Simeon, Joshua 19:2; 1 Chronicles 4:28. In the often-quoted "from Dan even to Beersheba," Judges 2:1, it represents the southern boundary of Canaan, as San the northern
Jerahmeelite - (jih rah' mee ehl ite) Member of clan of Jerahmeel which apparently lived south of Beersheba in the Negeb
Rehoboth -
A well in Gerar dug by Isaac (Genesis 26:22 ), supposed to be in Wady er-Ruheibeh, about 20 miles south of Beersheba
en-Rimmon - of Beersheba
Beer-la-Hai-Roi - Identified with a well at Moilahi, a station on the road to Beersheba; near it is the cavern Beit-Hagar
Aroer - of Beersheba
Palestine - Mandate of the British Empire, Asia, comprising the districts of Jerusalem, Jaffa, Gaza, Beersheba, Samaria, Phenicia, and Galilee, administered by a High Commissioner and Commander-in-Chief, assisted by an Executive Council
Rehoboth - of Beersheba
Mol'Adah - (Nehemiah 11:26 ) It may be placed at el-Milh , which is about 4English miles from Tell Arad , 17 or 18 from Hebron, and 9 or 10 due east of Beersheba
Reho'Both -
The third of the series of wells dug by Isaac, (Genesis 26:22 ) in the Philistines' territory, lately identified as er-Ruheibeh , 16 miles south of Beersheba
Geba - ) A town of Benjamin, on its northern boundary, from whence "from Geba to Beersheba" expresses all Judah from N. as "from Dan to Beersheba" expresses all Israel and Judah from N
Dan - "From Dan to Beersheba" denotes the whole extent of the land of promise, Dan being the northern city, and Beersheba the southern one
Arabia Petraea - In this country was Kadesh-barnea, Gerar, Beersheba, Paran, Arad, Hasmona, Oboth, Dedan, etc
Gerar - Both of these patriarchs were guilty of the sin of here denying their wives, and both of them entered into a treaty with the king before they departed to Beersheba (21:23-34; 26)
Maon - The site of Maon has been identified with tell Ma'in about eight miles south of Hebron in the vicinity of Carmel of Judah (compare 1 Samuel 25:2 ) and with khirbet el-Ma'in twenty-five miles northwest of Beersheba
Arad - ... The Arad of Numbers 21:1-3 (probably Tel Malhata) was a Canaanite city about eleven miles west southwest of Beersheba. ... Another Arad location about seventeen miles west northwest of Beersheba is not mentioned in the Bible, but was an important fortress for Judah from Solomon's time to Josiah, over three hundred years
Gerar - ” City located between Gaza and Beersheba
Kerioth-Hezron - Many scholars, however, take Kerioth-Hezron to refer to a village of Judah in the Negev district of Beersheba and identify it with modern khirbet el-Qaryatein, about four miles south of Maon
Dan - The city of Dan was situated at the northern extremity of the land of Israel: hence the phrase, "from Dan to Beersheba," denoting the whole length of the land of promise
Abimelech - Probably the same as 1, a king who disputed the ownership of a well at Beersheba with Abraham and then made a covenant of peace with him (Genesis 21:22-34 ). A dispute over water wells led to Isaac's leaving but finally to a treaty of peace (Genesis 26:1 ) at Beersheba
Bethzur - Now Beitsur, commanding the road from Beersheba and Hebron, the main way to Jerusalem from the S
Keilah - Others identify it with Khuweilfeh, between Beit Jibrin (Eleutheropolis) and Beersheba, mentioned in the Amarna tablets
Wells - Hence Hagar called the well where she had found the Lord's presence eminently blessed, Beer lahai-roi, that is, as the margin of the Bible renders it, "the well of him that liveth and seeth me?" (Genesis 16:14) And hence also we find the name of Beer, a well; joined to words denoting places, such as Beersheba, etc
Dan (2) - The city at the northern bound of Israel, as Beersheba was the southern, so that" from Dan even to Beersheba" (Judges 20:1, etc. , and bitterly, 1 Chronicles 21:2, "from Beersheba even to Dan") expresses the whole country
Aroer - ) ... ... A city in the south of Judah, 12 miles south-east of Beersheba, to which David sent presents after recovering the spoil from the Amalekites at Ziklag (1 Samuel 30:26,28 )
Eshtemoa - The city is the modern es-Samu about eight and a half miles south-southwest of Hebron and fourteen miles northeast of Beersheba
Dan, City of - This is often named as the north border of Palestine; 'from Dan to Beersheba' implying the whole land
Eshcol - , "grape-mounds", near Beersheba
Wine-Press - Between Hebron and Beersheba they are found on all the hill slopes; they abound in southern Judea; they are no less common in the many valleys of Carmel; and they are numerous in Galilee
Roe - The valley of Gerar and the Beersheba plains are still frequented by it
Gerar - On the southern border of Canaan, near Gaza and Beersheba (Genesis 10:19; Genesis 20:1; Genesis 26:1-26)
Aroer - A city of Judah ( 1 Samuel 30:28 ), perhaps the ruin ‘Ar‘âra , 12 miles east of Beersheba
Mamre - Abram resided under the oak grove shade in the interval between his stay at Bethel and at Beersheba (Genesis 13:18; Genesis 18:1; Genesis 20:1; Genesis 21:31)
ha'Zer, - ... HAZAR-SHUAL (village of jackals ), a town in the southern district of Judah, lying between Hazar-gaddah and Beersheba
Beer-Sheba - Since it was an important crossroad to Egypt in the geographic center of the dry, semi-desert region known as the Negeb, Beersheba also served as the administrative center of the region. Settlement of the Beersheba area began before 3000 B. ... Beer-sheba is mentioned idiomatically twelve times to indicate the northern and southern extremes of Israel, “Dan to Beersheba” (2 Samuel 24:2 , 1 Kings 4:25 )
South - This tract is separated from the hills of Judaea or the mountains of Hebron by the broad plain of Beersheba (wady el Μalih , "the valley of Salt") extending from the Dead Sea westward or S. of Beersheba was the Negeb of the Cherethites
Abimelech - He rebuked Isaac for dissimulation in regard to Rebekah, and afterwards made a new league with him at Beersheba, Genesis 26:1-35
Juniper - It was in this very desert, a day's journey from Beersheba, that the prophet Elijah lay down and slept beneath the same shrub" (1 Kings 19:4,5 )
Ziklag - of Beersheba have been preferred by others
Shiloh - One of the main routes from Egypt to northern Palestine was the road that passed along the top of the central hill country through the towns of Beersheba, Hebron, Jerusalem, Bethel, Shiloh and Shechem (Judges 21:19)
Jehovah Jireh - ) The distance, two days' journey from Beersheba, would bring Abraham and his party to Jerusalem, whereas Gerizim could not be reached in three days
Hebron -
A city in the south end of the valley of Eshcol, about midway between Jerusalem and Beersheba, from which it is distant about 20 miles in a straight line. From this place the patriarch departed for Egypt by way of Beersheba (37:14; 46:1)
Gerizim - The distance, two days journey from Beersheba, which would bring him in sight of the temple mount at Jerusalem on the third day whereas Gerazim could not be reached on the third day from Beersheba, favors the same view
Jezebel - Elijah ran for his life to Beersheba
Beersheba - ... The prophet Amos warns the people not to trust in any places of renown or of former blessing, as Bethel, Gilgal, nor Beersheba; the glory of all had faded: they must seek Jehovah, and they should live
Seer - " Thus of Samuel it is said that"all Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the Lord
Geba - limit of the kingdom of Judah ( 2 Kings 23:8 ‘from Geba to Beersheba’)
Philistia - It appears to have extended as far inland as Beersheba
Ziklag - of Beersheba, 200 miles square, just where the narrative concerning David would lead us to look for it
Hittites - This included the towns of Bethel, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron and Beersheba (Genesis 23:2-16; Genesis 26:34; Judges 1:23; Judges 1:26; 2 Samuel 23:39; Ezekiel 16:3)
Sinai - by a line drawn from Gaza through Beersheba to the S. Then Beersheba with three wells, one dry, the other two full of water
Hormah - Probably, as in so many other cases, the old name persisted, and may be represented by the modern es-Sebaitâ , 23 miles north of ‘Ain Kadîs , and 26 miles south of Beersheba
Aroer - Town in southern Judah about twelve miles southeast of Beersheba with whose leaders David divided the spoil of battle (1 Samuel 30:28 )
Paran - of Beersheba ( Genesis 21:21 )
be-er'-Sheba, - According to the first, the well was dug by Abraham, and the name given to Judah, ( Joshua 15:28 ) and then to Simeon, (Joshua 19:2 ; 1 Chronicles 4:28 ) In the often-quoted "from Dan even unto Beersheba," (Judges 20:1 ) it represents the southern boundary of Canaan, as Dan the northern
Rimmon - of Beersheba, corresponds (Robinson, Researches, iii
Numbering of the People - Besides the numbering of the tribes mentioned in the history of the wanderings in the wilderness, we have an account of a general census of the whole nation from Dan to Beersheba, which David gave directions to Joab to make (1 Chronicles 21:1 )
Kadesh - ... This place has been identified with 'Ain el-Kadeis, about 12 miles east-south-east of Beersheba
Kadesh - ... This place has been identified with 'Ain el-Kadeis, about 12 miles east-south-east of Beersheba
Geba - ) Geba apparently represented the northern border of Judah as opposed to the southern border in Beersheba (2 Kings 23:8 )
Hittites - They then occupied the southern part of the land, as Hebron, Genesis 23:3-18, extending towards Beersheba; since Esau married Hittite wives, and Isaac and Rebekah feared that Jacob might follow his example
Abimelech - Another king of Gerar, probably son of the former, who rebuked Isaac for his dissimulation, in calling his wife his sister, and afterwards made a league with him at Beersheba
he'Bron - (1 Chronicles 15:9 ; 23:19 ) ... A city of Judah, (Joshua 15:54 ) situated among the mountains, (Joshua 20:7 ) 20 Roman miles south of Jerusalem, and the same distance north of Beersheba
Dan - ... From that time on, the towns of Dan and Beersheba marked respectively the northern and southern limits of the land of Israel (Judges 20:1; 1 Samuel 3:20; 2 Samuel 17:11; 2 Samuel 24:2)
Abimelech - It was thence named Beersheba, the well of the oath, and consecrated to Jehovah (Genesis 21:22-34). At Beersheba Abimelech with Ahuzzath his friend, and Phichol his captain, renewed the treaty of friendship with Isaac, originally made by his father with Abraham, and for the same reason (notwithstanding his past bad treatment of Isaac in sending him away), namely, he saw the Lord was with Isaac
Isaac - He became quite prosperous, later moving to Beersheba (Genesis 26:1 )
Pilgrimage - ... In Israel's early history, numerous local shrines were the goals of religious pilgrimage: Bethel (Genesis 28:10-22 ; Genesis 31:13 ; Genesis 35:9-15 ; Amos 4:4 ; Amos 5:5 ); Gilgal (Joshua 4:19-24 ; Hosea 4:15 ; Amos 4:4 ; Amos 5:5 ); Shiloh (Judges 20:26-27 ; 1Samuel 1:3,1 Samuel 1:19 ); Beersheba (Amos 5:5 ; Amos 8:14 ); Gibeon (1 Kings 3:3-5 ); even Horeb (1 Kings 19:8 )
Witness - Among people with whom writing is not common the evidence of a transaction is given by some tangible memorial or significant ceremony: Abraham gave seven ewe-lambs to Abimelech as an evidence of his property in the well of Beersheba
Bethel - Here Jacob, on his way from Beersheba to Haran, had a vision of the angels of God ascending and descending on the ladder whose top reached unto heaven (28:10,19); and on his return he again visited this place, "where God talked with him" (35:1-15), and there he "built an altar, and called the place El-beth-el" (q
Jeshua - It may be modern tell es-Sawi, northeast of Beersheba
Dan - (Revelation 7:5-7 ) ... The well-known city, so familiar as the most northern landmark of Palestine, in the common expression "from Dan even to Beersheba
Isaac - In outline the narrative describes Isaac as circumcised when eight days old ( Genesis 21:4 ), and as spending his early youth with his father at Beersheba. ) amongst whom he dwelt, and eventually he withdrew again to Beersheba ( Genesis 26:23 )
Wilderness - This word is used of the wilderness of Beersheba (Genesis 21:14 ), on the southern border of Palestine; the wilderness of the Red Sea (Exodus 13:18 ); of Shur (15:22), a portion of the Sinaitic peninsula; of Sin (17:1), Sinai (Leviticus 7:38 ), Moab (Deuteronomy 2:8 ), Judah (Judges 1:16 ), Ziph, Maon, En-gedi (1 Samuel 23:14,24 ; 24:1 ), Jeruel and Tekoa (2 Chronicles 20:16,20 ), Kadesh (Psalm 29:8 )
Sim'Eon - To Simeon was allotted a portion of land out of the territory of Judah, on its southern frontier, which contained eighteen or nineteen cities, with their villages, spread round the venerable well of Beersheba
Moriah - Abraham saw Moriah at some little distance (Genesis 22:4) on the third day; the distance, two days' journey from Beersheba, would just bring him to Zion, but not so far as Moreh and Gerizim (Genesis 12:6) where some fix Moriah
Syria, Syrian - If from Dan to Beersheba be taken as the boundaries of Palestine, it leaves for Syria a district quite as large on its north, besides extending also to the Euphrates on the east
Kadesh - It lies in the territory of the ‘Azâzine Arabs, about 50 miles south of Beersheba, to the south-west of Naqb es-Safâh a pass opening towards Palestine from Wâdy el-Fiqra , which may he the Ascent of Akrabbim and east of Wâdy Jerûr
Well - Beersheba, Rehoboth, and Jacob's well are leading instances of wells (Genesis 21:19; Genesis 26:22)
Asp - of Beersheba (cf
Ishmaelites - Having wandered for some time in the wilderness of Beersheba, they proceeded farther to the wilderness of Paran, which bordered on Arabia; and here Ishmael arrived at maturity, and became an expert archer, or a hunter and warrior
Sheba (2) - But Conder (Palestine Exploration, January 1875) identifies Sheba with Tell el Seba, two miles of Beersheba, and on the line to Moladah (Joshua 19:2); its well is a quarter of a mile W
Hagar - " God renewed this promise also to Hagar, during her wanderings in the wilderness of Beersheba, when she despaired of support: "Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hands, for I will make him a great nation
Dan - The biblical city of Dan is often mentioned in the description of the land of Israel, namely “from Dan even to Beersheba” (Judges 20:1 ). Josiah incorporated the former Northern Kingdom territories into a united country, restoring the classical borders of Israel to “from Dan to Beersheba
Debir (1) - to Beersheba on the S
Dan - This new city of Dan became to them a new home, and was wont to be spoken of as the northern limit of Palestine, the length of which came to be denoted by the expression "from Dan to Beersheba", i
Uzzia(h) - To secure the eastern caravan route (the King's Highway), Uzziah rebuilt Elat (Eloth), the strategic port on the gulf of Aqaba (2 Chronicles 26:2 ) and campaigned against the Arabs of Gurbaal (possibly Gur east of Beersheba), the Meunites (a branch of Edomites), and the Ammonites (2 Chronicles 26:7-8 )
Hebron - of Beersheba
Grove - In Genesis 21:33 it is a different word, "Abraham planted a "grove" (eshowl ) in Beersheba," rather "a tamarisk tree," a hardy evergreen fitted to be a memorial to his posterity that the well was theirs
Hebron - Hebron was situated upon an eminence, twenty miles southward from Jerusalem, and twenty miles north from Beersheba
Isaac - ... After sojourning for some time in the land of the Philistines, he returned to Beersheba, where God gave him fresh assurance of covenant blessing, and where Abimelech entered into a covenant of peace with him
Negeb, - ’ Beersheba and the district around have recently been greatly improved: a rough carriage road has been made from there to Gaza
Covenant - Thus Abraham and Abimelech entered into covenant at Beersheba
Joash - His mother's name was Zibiah of Beersheba
ka'Desh, ka'Desh-Bar'ne-a - " It lies 40 miles south of Beersheba and 165 northeast of Horeb, immediately below the southern border of Palestine
Jezebel - ... Even he was constrained to flee for his life to Beersheba of Judah and the desert beyond
Bethel - " It was expressly so named by Jacob, when he had the vision of the heavenly ladder, on his way from his father at Beersheba to Harsh (Genesis 28:19; Genesis 31:13)
Directions (Geographical) - ... North and South “From Dan to Beersheba” (2 Samuel 3:10 ) describes the stretch of land the tribes of Israel claimed after their entrance into the land
Samuel - to Beersheba, recognized Samuel as prophet of Jehovah, "for the Lord revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the Lord, and the Lord let none of his words fall to the ground. Strange to say, notwithstanding the awful warning in Eli's case of the danger of not correcting children, Samuel had two sons, Joel and Abiah, whom he made judges in Beersheba, and who unlike their father turned aside after lucre and bribes, and perverted judgment (1 Samuel 8:1-3)
Desert - ... Negeb refers to the dry land and is a technical name for the southern desert whose northern border lies north of Beersheba
High Place, Sanctuary - It was to this belief that the ancient sanctuary of Beersheba (which see) owed its origin. ] ) at Bethel, with its companion sanctuary at Dan; scarcely less important were those of Gilgal and Beersheba, and ‘the great high place’ at Gibeon ( 1 Kings 3:4 ). At these, from Dan to Beersheba, sacrifices were offered by individuals, by the family ( 1 Samuel 1:3 ), and by the clan ( 1 Samuel 20:6 ); there men ate and drank ‘before the Lord’ at the joyful sacrificial meal
Abraham - This position, communicating with Egypt, and opening on the pastures of Beersheba, marks the greater power of his retinue now, as compared with what it was when he encamped in the mountain fastness of Ai. chosen by Jehovah); others suppose Moreh, three days' journey from Beersheba. Sarah died at Kirjath Arba, whither Abraham had returned from Beersheba
Abraham - In them we can recognize, amidst much diversity, the outlines of a fairly solid and consistent tradition, which may be assumed to have taken shape at different centres, such as the sanctuaries of Hebron and Beersheba. 21 is occupied with the narrative of Abraham’s adventures in the Negeb especially his covenant with Abimelech of Gerar which leads up to the consecration of the sanctuary of Beersheba to the worship of Jahweh
Slaughter - 22:9); of Isaac at Beersheba (Gen
Hagar - wandered with her child (15 years was childhood when human life was so long, he was old enough to "mock") in the wilderness of Beersheba; the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast him, soon worn out as a growing lad, under a shrub, having previously led him by the hand (for Genesis 21:14 means that Abraham put the bread and bottle, but not also the child, "on her shoulder"; so Genesis 21:18, "hold him in thine hand"
Roads - (c) To the west, another road ran from Jerusalem to Jaffa, passing Gibeah, Bethhoron, and Lydda; while (d) to the south the road went through Bethlehem to Hebron, where it split in two: one going through the wilderness by way of Beersheba, and the other going west to the coast and passing through Gaza
Pass Over - ‛Âbar can also merely mean “to go as far as”—Amos tells his audience not to “cross over” to Beersheba (Amos 5:5)
Altar - One from Beersheba, belonging also to the period of the Divided Monarchy, was of large hewn stones and had, when reassembled, horns on the four corners (Exodus 27:2 ; 1 Kings 1:50 ). The stone altar found at Beersheba has such horns preserved
Shur - The main inland route from Egypt to Jerusalem passed through the Wilderness of Shur and the Judean towns of Beersheba and Hebron (Genesis 13:1; Genesis 13:18; Genesis 16:7; Genesis 21:14; Genesis 46:5)
Geology of Palestine - (6) Upper Eocene : a formation of calcareous sandstone on the surface between Beersheba and Jaffa
Amos - ... Calf worship prevailed also at Dan, Gilgal, and Beersheba, in Judah (Amos 4:4; Amos 5:5; Amos 8:14), blended with Jehovah's worship (Amos 5:14; Amos 5:21-26); 2 Kings 17:32-33, compare Ezekiel 20:39
Canaan, Land of - 'From Dan to Beersheba' became the common way of describing the whole of Canaan
Edom - David achieved a decisive victory in the valley of salt, probably just southwest of Beersheba where the ancient name still is preserved in modern Arabic wadi el-Milk
a'Braham - " (Hebrews 11:19 ) The sacrifice was stayed by the angel of Jehovah, the promise of spiritual blessing made for the first time, and Abraham with his son returned to Beersheba, and for a time dwelt there
Idolatry, - The terebinth (oak) at Mamre, beneath which Abraham built an altar, (Genesis 12:7 ; 13:18 ) and the memorial grove planted by him at Beersheba, (Genesis 21:33 ) were intimately connected with patriarchal worship
Isaac - He accordingly withdrew, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, where he digged new wells, and, after a time, returned to Beersheba, where he fixed his habitation, Genesis 26:1-23
Jacob - The outcome of that story was that Jacob and all his family moved south through Beersheba and settled in Egypt (Genesis 46:1-7; Genesis 46:26)
Judea - Reckoning from Dan to Beersheba, which are often mentioned in sacred Scripture as including the more settled and permanent possessions of the Israelites, its length would not exceed a hundred and twenty miles. In the southwest quarter of Judea were Gath, about twenty miles west from Jerusalem, near to which were the city of Eleutheropolis, a flourishing place in the second century; Makkedah, a strong place, eight miles north-east from Eleutheropolis; Bersabe, or Beersheba, about twenty-six miles south from Eleutheropolis; Gerar, between Beersheba and the sea coast; Azotus, or Ashdod, to the west of Eleuthero-polis, within a few miles of the sea, and the seat of a bishop in the first ages of the Christian church; Ascalon, a considerable maritime town, above forty-three miles south-west of Jerusalem; Gaza, fifteen miles southward from Ascalon; and Raphia, between Gaza and Rhinocurura, remarkable for a great battle in its neighbourhood, in which Philopater, king of Egypt, defeated Antiochus, king of Syria
Elijah - He therefore fled in alarm to Beersheba, and thence went alone a day's journey into the wilderness, and sat down in despondency under a juniper tree
Pentateuch - At this time Hoshea was king of Israel, and so far disposed to countenance the worship of the true God, that he appears to have made no opposition to the pious zeal of Hezekiah; who, with the concurrence of the whole congregation which he had assembled, sent out letters and made a proclamation, not only to his own people of Judah, 2 Chronicles 30:1 , "but to Ephraim and Manasseh and all Israel, from Beersheba even unto Dan, that they should come to the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, to keep the passover unto the Lord God of Israel; saying, Ye children of Israel, turn again to the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and he will return to the remnant of you who are escaped out of the hands of the kings of Assyria; and be not ye like your fathers and your brethren, which trespassed against the Lord God of their fathers, who therefore gave them up to desolation as ye see
Joel - He and his brother Abiah were judges in Beersheba, when their father was too old to go on circuit
Judah, Tribe And Kingdom - For some of its important towns see Beersheba; BETHLEHEM; HEBRON; KADESH-BARNEA; KIRIATH-JEARIM; LACHISH
Samuel - At the close of this period, when he was now an old man, the elders of Israel came to him at Ramah (1 Samuel 8:4,5,19-22 ); and feeling how great was the danger to which the nation was exposed from the misconduct of Samuel's sons, whom he had invested with judicial functions as his assistants, and had placed at Beersheba on the Philistine border, and also from a threatened invasion of the Ammonites, they demanded that a king should be set over them
Israel - The stories of Abraham at Bethel, Shechem, Hebron, and Beersheba come under this head. The Israelites appear to have been compelled to move on to the less fertile steppe to the south, between Beersheba and Egypt, roaming at times as far as Sinai. For some time the habitat of Israel, as thus constituted, was the region between Sinai on the south and Kadesh, a spring some fifty miles south of Beersheba, on the north
Jacob - at Beersheba may have been to avoid collision with Esau and to make an independent settlement in the promised land. By special revelation at Beersheba (Genesis 46) allaying his fears of going to Egypt, which Isaac had been expressly forbidden to do (Genesis 26:2), he went down
Samuel - For God opened His mind and heart to Samuel, and when the people discovered that, all Israel from Dan to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the Lord. Such blessedness is there in a good mother; in an early plantation in the house of God; and in a pure heart; for, then, with Hophni and Phinehas for Israel's high priests, and with Samuel for her prophet from Dan to Beersheba,-'I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned My hand against their adversaries
Jehoshaphat - Jehoshaphat then again, besides the former commission (2 Chronicles 17:9) in the third year of his reign, took up the work of reformation and went out in person through the people from Beersheba in the S
Wilderness (2) - Besides those local denominations, others occur which apply to peripheric regions: wildernesses of Shur, of Sin, of Sinai, of Paran, of Ẓin, of Kadesh, of Ethan (or Yam-Suph), of Maon, of Ziph, of Beersheba, of Engedi, of Jeruel, of Beth-aven, of Edom, of Moab, of Kedemoth
Simeon - ... Their villages and 18 or 19 cities lay round the well Beersheba in Judah's extreme south
Patriarchs, the - ... To test Abraham's faith, God ordered him to sacrifice Isaac as a burnt offering on a mountain in Moriah, some distance from Beersheba
Jordan - The traditional site of Jacob's crossing Jordan (Jisr Benat Yacobe) at his first leaving Beersheba for Padan Aram is a mile and a half from Merom, and six from the sea of Galilee; in those six its descent with roaring cataracts over the basaltic rocks is 1,050 ft
Pottery in Bible Times - ) The Ghassulian (in the Jordan Valley) and Beersheba (in the Negev) cultures have provided the best assemblages for this period of pottery advancement
Ishmael - Ishmael first went into the wilderness of Beersheba, then into that of Paran
Samuel, First Book of - From Dan to Beersheba Samuel was recognised as the prophet of Jehovah
Priest, Priesthood - 5); (4) the priests of the high places in the cities of Judah from Geba to Beersheba (vv
Elijah - He therefore fled to Beersheba, in the south of Judah, and thence into Arabia Petrea
Covenant - Abraham and Abimelech cut such a covenant as equal partners, agreeing that the well at Beersheba belonged to Abraham (Genesis 21:22-34 )
Canaanites - The Hittites inhabited the country about Hebron, as far as Beersheba, and the brook Besor, reckoned by Moses the southern limits of Canaan
Jacob - ... Jacob was born in answer to prayer (Genesis 25:21 ), near Beersheba; and the later rivalry between Israel and Edom was thought of as prefigured in the strife of the twins in the womb ( Genesis 25:22 f
Saul - All Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the Lord; all Israel but Kish and his son Saul
Canaan - Part of the shephelah was called Goshen, from its resembling in fertility the old Goshen at the mouth of the Nile (Joshua 10:41; Joshua 11:16); it perhaps contained Beersheba
Canaan, History And Religion of - ) Israel's basic land reached only from “Dan to Beersheba” (2Samuel 24:2-8,2 Samuel 24:15 ; 2 Kings 4:25 )
Jerusalem - The place was three days' journey from Beersheba
Jephthah And His Daughter - For Jephthah got of the Lord in Tob a better wife and a better daughter too, than were to be seen in all Israel from Dan to Beersheba
Sacrifice - ) Jacob's sacrifices at Mizpeh when parting with Laban, and at Beersheba when leaving the land of promise, were peace offerings (Genesis 31:54; Genesis 46:1)
Palestine - Biblical writers fixed the limits of the territory by the towns Dan and Beersheba, which are constantly coupled when the author desires to express in a picturesque manner that a certain event affected the whole of the Israelite country ( e
Animals - Five were killed around Jerusalem just before World War II, and one was killed in Southern Palestine near Beersheba soon after the war
Palestine - to Beersheba on the S
Elijah - Elijah fled for his life to Beersheba of Judah, with one attendant, and leaving him there went a day's journey into the wilderness