the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #883 - בְּאֵר לַחַי רֹאִי
Beer-lahai-roi = “well of the Living One seeing me”
1) a well west of Kadesh, south of Israel
בְּאֵר לַחַי רֹאִי (“well of the life of vision,” i.e. where after the vision of God, my life is nevertheless preserved, comp. Judges 6:22, seq.), pr.n. of a well in the southern borders of Palestine; Genesis 16:14, 24:62 25:11. The etymology above stated is given by the sacred writer himself, Genesis 16:14 [which is of course of absolute authority]; by rejecting the vowels one might have conjectured the name of the well to have been בְּאֵר לְחִירֳאִי “the well of the conspicuous jaw-bone,” i.e. rock (Judges 15:19 ), or region (comp. عَارِضَةُ a jaw-bone, a region).
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