|Overview - Genesis 26|
|1||Isaac, because of famine, sojourns in Gerar, and the Lord instructs and blesses him.|
|7||He is reproved by Abimelech for denying his wife.|
|12||He grows rich, and the Philistines envy his prosperity.|
|18||He digs Esek, Sitnah, and Rehoboth.|
|23||God appears to him at Beer-sheba, and blesses him; and Abimelech makes a covenant with him.|
Genesis 26:33 (King James Version)
And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beersheba unto this day.
- i.e., an oath. therefore.
- i.e., the well of the oath.
- This may have been the same city which was called Beer-sheba a hundred years before this, in the time of Abraham; but as the well, from which it had its name originally, was closed up by the Philistines, the name of the place might have been abolished with the well; when, therefore, Isaac re-opened it, he restored the ancient name of the place.