Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO GENESIS 26\\

This chapter treats of Isaac's removal to Gerar, occasioned by a
famine, \\#Ge 26:1\\; of the Lord's appearance to him there, advising him
to sojourn in that place, and not go down to Egypt; renewing the
covenant he had made with Abraham, concerning giving that country to
him and his seed, \\#Ge 26:2-6\\; of what happened unto him at Gerar on
account of his wife, \\#Ge 26:7-11\\; of Isaac's great prosperity and
success, which drew the envy of the Philistines upon him, \\#Ge 26:12-15\\;
of his departure from hence to the valley of Gerar, at the instance of
Abimelech; and of the contentions between his herdsmen, and those of
Gerar, about wells of water, which caused him to remove to Beersheba,
\\#Ge 26:16-23\\; of the Lord's appearance to him there, renewing the above
promise to him, where he built an altar, pitched his tent, and his
servants dug a well, \\#Ge 26:24,25\\; of Abimelech's coming to him
thither, and making a covenant with him, \\#Ge 26:26-31\\; which place
had its name from the oath then made, and the well there dug,
\\#Ge 26:32,33\\; and lastly, of the marriage of Esau, which was a great
grief to Isaac and Rebekah, \\#Ge 26:34,35\\.