Genesis 21:31

Overview - Genesis 21
Isaac is born, and circumcised.
Sarah's joy.
Isaac is weaned.
Hagar and Ishmael are cast forth.
15 Hagar in distress.
17 The angel relieves and comforts her.
23 Abimelech's covenant with Abraham at Beer-sheba.
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Genesis 21:31  (King James Version)
Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they sware both of them.


e., The well of the oath, or the well of the seven: alluding to the seven ewe lambs. The verb rendered "to swear" is derived from the word translated seven.
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