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Beer

Beer [N] [H] [S]

well.

  • A place where a well was dug by the direction of Moses, at the forty-fourth station of the Hebrews in their wanderings ( Numbers 21:16-18 ) in the wilderness of Moab. (See WELL .)

  • A town in the tribe of Judah to which Jotham fled for fear of Abimelech ( Judges 9:21 ). Some have identified this place with Beeroth.

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Beer". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Beer [N] [E] [S]

    a well
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Beer'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Beer [N] [E] [H]

    (a well ).

    1. One of the latest halting-places of the Israelites, lying beyond the Arnon. ( Numbers 21:16-18 ) This is possibly the BEER-ELIM of ( Isaiah 15:8 )
    2. A place to which Jotham, the son of Gideon, fled for fear of his brother Abimelech. ( Judges 9:21 )

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Beer'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    BEER

    be'-er (be'er; phrear; Latin puteus = "well"):

    (1) A station on the march of the Israelites to the North of the Arnon (Numbers 21:16). Here it was that they sang round the well this song: - `Spring up O well; greet it with song, Well, that the princes have dug, The nobles of the people have bored, With the scepter--with their staves' (Numbers 21:16). + The place is not identified.

    (2) The town to which Jotham fled from his brother Abimelech after declaring his parable from Mt. Gerizim (Judges 9:21). This may be identical with \BEEROTH\, which see.


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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BEER'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.