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A location in Moab north of the Arnon River where the Israelites camped (Num 21:16). Yahweh gave the Israelites water here.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
BEER (PLACE) [Heb bĕʾēr (בְּאֵר)]. 1. An unidentified site in Moab N of the river Arnon (Num 21:13) at which the people of Israel encamped before traveling to Mattanah (Num 21:16). At Beer, which means “well,” the princes and nobles dug a well. The ease with which the water was obtained may have inspired
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Beer. 1. Israelite campsite on their wilderness journey, probably just north of the Arnon River on the Moabite-Amorite border (Nm 21:16). The name means “a well.” Water from the well they dug there was commemorated in a song (vv 17, 18). A Moabite well that was later called Beer-elim (Is 15:8) may have
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Beer bēʹər [Heb. be’ēr; Gk. phréar—‘well’; Lat puteus]. The word for “well,” used as a place name, usually in compounds. Two locations are called Beer.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BEER1. Israelite campsite on their wilderness journey, probably just north of the Arnon River on the Moabite-Amorite border (Nm 21:16). The name means “a well.” Water from the well they dug there was commemorated in a song (Nm 21:17–18). A Moabite well that was later called Beer-elim (Is 15:8) may have
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
BEER (be’ēr, lit. ‘a well’, ‘cistern’, usually man-made). 1. Nu. 21:16. A point on the itinerary of the wandering Hebrews, reached soon after leaving Arnon. This verse records an otherwise unknown story of the provision of water; an important event, for v. 18b suggests that Beer was in a desert place.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
BE´ER (beʹer; Heb. b˒ēr, an artificial “well.” Distinguished from En, a “natural” spring). It is usually combined with other words as a prefix, but two places are known simply by this name:1. A place in the desert on the confines of Moab, where the Hebrews dug a well with their staves and received