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Beer
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Beer
Beer the Campsite (בְּאֵר‎, be'er). A location in Moab north of the Arnon River where the Israelites camped (Num 21:16). Yahweh gave the Israelites water here.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Beer (Place)
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
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
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.
Beer
1. A station on the march of the Israelites N of the Arnon (Nu. 21:16), the well that the Lord had promised. It is perhaps to be identified with Wâdī eth-Themed, where an adequate water supply can be easily attained by digging, and the Beer-Elim of Isa. 15:8.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Beer
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)
Beer
Beer (bee´uhr; Heb., “well”).1 A location in the Transjordan where the Israelites dug a well (Num. 21:16–18). Its exact location is unknown.2 The place to which Jotham fled for refuge after implicitly attacking the kingship of Abimelech (Judg. 9:21). This was probably modern el-Bireh, north of the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Beer
BEER1. A stopping place on the NE border of Moab as Israel approached Canaan (Num 21:16–18). Here the Lord provided water in a well dug by their princes and remembered in song. This may be the Beer-elim (“well of heroes”) mentioned in a Moabite context in Isa 15:8, possibly in Wadi eth-Themed NE of
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Beer
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
Beer
Beer (Heb. bĕʾēr)1. A camp place (“well”) in Transjordan used by Israelites before they marched to Mattanah (Num. 21:16), associated with the well dug by princes and nobles celebrated in the Song of the Well (v. 18). Most scholars agree that the site should be found in northeastern Moab in the Wadi
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Beer
Be´er (a well).1. One of the latest halting-places of the Israelites, lying beyond the Arnon. Num. 21:16–18. This is possibly the Beer-elim of Isa. 15:8.2. A place to which Jotham, the son of Gideon, fled for fear of his brother Abimelech. Judges 9:21.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Beer
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
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