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Esek
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Esek
Esek (עֵשֶׂק‎, eseq). A well dug by the servants of Isaac in the Valley of Gerar (Gen 26:20).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Esek (Place)
ESEK (PLACE) [Heb ʿēśeq (עֵשֶׂק)]. The name given to a well dug by the servants of Isaac (Gen 26:20). The name means “contention,” “strife,” “hostility” and is based on the tradition of conflicts between Isaac’s herdsmen and those of Gerar over rights to its water (Matthews 1986). The exact location
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Esek
Esek. Name Isaac gave to a well dug by his servants in the valley of Gerar (Gn 26:20). When the herdsmen of Gerar claimed it belonged to them, Isaac relinquished Esek and another well, called Sitnah, to induce the men of Gerar to allow him to live peacefully in the land.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Esek
Esek ēʹsek [Heb. ʿēśeq—‘strife,’ ‘contention’]. The name given by Isaac to a well dug by his servants, over which the herdsmen of Gerar contended until the patriarch was forced to abandon it and dig another well (Gen. 26:20). The location is not known but it must have been between Gerar and Beer-sheba.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Esek
ESEK* Name Isaac gave to a well dug by his servants in the valley of Gerar (Gn 26:20; see nlt mg). The name means “argument.” When the herdsmen of Gerar claimed it belonged to them, Isaac relinquished Esek and another well, called Sitnah, to induce the men of Gerar to allow him to live peacefully in
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Esek
ESEK. A flowing well dug under the direction of Isaac in the valley of Gerar near Rehoboth, over which the herdsmen of Gerar contended (Gen 26:20). Isaac gave it the name Esek because of the strife over it. The exact site is unknown.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Esek
Esek (Heb. ʿēkeq)A well dug by Isaac’s servants (Gen. 26:20). The name (“contention”) reflects the tension between Isaac’s herdsmen and those of Gerar over rights to water resources. The context of the tradition places the well between Gerar and Beer-sheba, possibly along the Naḥal Gerar (Wadi esh-Sheriah).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Esek
Esek [ēˊsĕk] (Heb. ˓ēśeq “contention”). A well dug by Isaac’s herdsmen, ownership of which the herdsmen of Gerar disputed, thus forcing Isaac to abandon the well (Gen. 26:20). The site, generally believed to have been between Gerar and Beer-sheba, has not been identified.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Esek
ESEK (Hebrew, “strife”) The name of a well dug by the servants of Isaac (Gen 26:20). The site derived its name from the struggle that ensued between Isaac’s herdsmen and those of Gerar over access to the water.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Esek
E´sek (contention), a well which the herdsmen of Isaac dug in the valley of Gerar. Gen. 26:20.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Esek
E´SEK (ēʹsek; “contention”). One of the three wells dug by Isaac’s herdsmen in the valley of Gerar and so named because the herdsmen of Gerar disputed concerning its possession (Gen. 26:20).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Esek
Esekquarrel, a well which Isaac’s herdsmen dug in the valley of Gerar, and so called because the herdsmen of Gerar quarrelled with them for its possession (Gen. 26:20).