Genesis 16:7

Overview - Genesis 16
Sarai, being barren, gives Hagar to Abram.
Hagar, being afflicted for despising her mistress, runs away.
An angel commands her to return and submit herself, promises her a numerous posterity, and shows their character and condition.
13 Hagar names the place, and returns to Sarai.
15 Ishmael is born.
16 The age of Abram.
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Genesis 16:7  (King James Version)
And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

Proverbs 15:3

the fountain
25:18 Exodus 15:22 ; 1 Samuel 15:7

The desert of Shur being between the south of Canaan, where Hebron was situated, and Egypt, it is likely that Hagar was returning to her own country.