Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
SITNAH (‘strife’). The name given to a well dug by the herdmen of Isaac in the region of Gerar ( Genesis 26:21 ). The site is uncertain.
H. L. Willett.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(ssiht' nuh) A well Isaac's servants dug in the area of Gerar (Genesis 26:21 ). The well was seized by the servants of Abimelech. Therefore, the name of the well meaning “hatred” or “opponent.” See Wells.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Genesis 26:21. The same root as Satan. Now Shutnet. The second of the two wells dug by Isaac in the valley of Gerar, which the herdsmen of the place strove for as theirs. On the left of the wady Ruhaibeh is the small valley Shutneh er Ruhaibeh, preserving the name. Palmer suggests that the great well in wady Sadi is Isaac's. (Palestine Exploration Society, "Our Work".)
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Name given to a well dug by Isaac's servants because it was seized by the servants of Abimelech. Genesis 26:21 . FÃ¼rst says it signifies 'strife'; Gesenius says 'contention,' and in Ezra 4:6 , where the same word occurs as a common noun, it is 'accusation.'
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Sitnah - Sitnah (‘strife’)
Rehoboth (1) - ) Third of Isaac's wells, called so because after that the wells Esek ("contention") and Sitnah ("hatred"), which his men had dug, the Gerar herdsmen would not let him keep peaceably, now at last his good has overcome their evil, and God makes room for him. At hand is Shutnet, the "Sitnah" of Scripture: Rehoboth lies 20 miles S
Sinai - The route lies then through the Amorite hills to Ruhaibeh, with the remains of an old well, the troughs being of great size and antiquity, the Rehoboth well of Isaac; near it Shutnet, or Sitnah
Abimelech - " In the true spirit of "the meek" who "shall inherit the earth," he successively abandoned his wells, Esek (contention) and Sitnah (hatred), before the opposition of the Gerarite herdsmen, and found peace at last at the well Rehoboth (room), where the Lord made room for him
Wells - And they digged another well; and they strove for that also, and he called the name of it Sitnah, (opposition;) and he removed from thence and digged another well: and for that they strove not; and he called the name of it Rehoboth, (room;) and he said, For now the Lord hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land,"...
Genesis 26:17 , &c
Isaac - His meek, peaceable, and non-self-assertive character appears in his successively yielding to the grasping herdsmen of Gerar the wells Esek ("strife") and Sitnah ("hatred"