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Beer-Sheba

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Genesis 21:31 (b) The meaning of this name is "the well of the oath." It is a type of the refreshing certainty of GOD's loving care and sufficient promises. (See also Genesis 22:19; Genesis 26:33; Genesis 46:1).

Amos 8:14 (b) Israel is represented as committing the sin of presumption in believing that GOD will not punish them for their idolatry because of the oath that he made at the well of Beer- Sheba.


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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Beer-Sheba'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/wdt/b/beer-sheba.html. 1957.

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