the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #876 - בְּאֵר
Beer = “well”
1) an oasis rest in desert during the Exodus
2) a city west of Hebron
בְּאֵר pl. בְּאֵרוֹת const. בֶּאֱרוֹר (Genesis 14:10), f.
(1) a well (Arab. بءِْيُر, Syr. ܒܺܐܪܐܳ, ܒܺܪܐܳ, id.), Genesis 24:11, 20 Genesis 24:20, 26:19, 20 Genesis 26:20, 21 Genesis 26:21, etc.; often more fully בְּאֵר מַיִם, Genesis 21:19 בְּאֵר מַיִם חַיִּים, 26:19. It is distinguished from a fountain (עַיִן) on the surface of the ground or flowing from a rock; a well (בְּאֵר) may however be also called a fountain (עַיִן), see Genesis 16:7, comp. ver. 14 Genesis 16:14, 24:11, 13 Genesis 24:13, 16 Genesis 24:16. Used of wells of bitumen; Genesis 14:10.
(2) a pit, Ps. 55:24 69:16.
(3) [Beer], pr.n.
(a) of a station of the Israelites on the borders of Moab; -Num. 21:1618, prob. the same place which in Isaiah 15:8, is more fully called בְּאֵר אֵלִים [Beer-elim], “the well of heroes.”
(b) a town of Palestine, Judges 9:21 [see Rob. ii. 132].
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