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El-roi el-roi’. The NRSV rendering of Hebrew ʾēl rŏʾî H446 + H8024 (Gen. 16:13; NIV, “the God who sees me”; RSV, “a God of seeing”). It is the name that Hagar gave to the Lord, whose protection she experienced when fleeing from Sarai (Sarah). For that reason, a spring where the angel appeared to her
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
4. El Roi
4. El RoiThis designation is attested only in Gen 16:13 and associated with Beer-Lahai-Roi (“Well of the Living One Who Sees Me”), the “Living One” being an epithet of El (Josh 3:10; Hos 1:10 [Heb. 2:1]; Pss 42:2 [Heb. v. 3]; 84:2 [Heb. v. 3]). Taking the masoretic vocalization of the name at face value,
d. Ê¾el RoÊ¾i
d. ʾel roʾi. This name is used only in the story of Hagar (Gen 16:13) and again links an ʾel name to a non-Israelite figure. This is the only text where a human being specifically names God; that it is a woman who does so, and an Egyptian woman at that, makes an interesting point for reflection as to
EL-ROI [אֵל רֳאִי ʾel roʾi]. Means “God of seeing.” The name by which HAGAR identifies the divine presence in an angel (Gen 16:13). Part of an etiology explaining the name of a well, “El-roi” also connotes Hagar’s surprise at experiencing benevolent attention rather than death in her divine encounter