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WELLS, SPRINGS of WATER

The Hebrews prized their wells or springs as the chiefest of all their treasure. Hence their contests about them. (See Genesis 26:18-22) The general name they gave a well or spring was beer. Hence Hagar called the well where she had found the Lord's presence eminently blessed, Beer lahai-roi, that is, as the margin of the Bible renders it, "the well of him that liveth and seeth me?" (Genesis 16:14) And hence also we find the name of Beer, a well; joined to words denoting places, such as Beersheba, etc. There is a well eminently spoken of, Numbers 21:16-18. Perhaps the reader may be led by the Holy Ghost to discover much of Christ in this song of Israel.

Bibliography Information
Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Wells'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​pmd/​w/wells.html. London. 1828.
 
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