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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
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* 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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary