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Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference Notes

Genesis 26

Verse 1

famine

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Verse 2

Go not down

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Verse 20

name of the well

The wells of Genesis have significant names, and are associated with significant events:

(1) Beer-lahai-roi, the well of him that liveth and seeth me Genesis 16:14; Genesis 24:62; Genesis 25:11.

(2) Beer-sheba, the well of the oath or covenant Genesis 21:15-33; Genesis 22:19; Genesis 26:23-25; Genesis 46:1-5.

(3) Esek, contention Genesis 26:20.

(4) Sitnah, hatred Genesis 26:21. Esek and Sitnah were Isaac's own attempts at well-digging. Afterward, he dwelt by the old wells of his father.

(5) Rehoboth, enlargement Genesis 26:22.

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Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Genesis 26". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/srn/genesis-26.html. 1917.