New International Version
Now Abraham moved on from there into the region of the Negev and lived between Kadesh and Shur. For a while he stayed in Gerar,
King James Bible
And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.
Darby Bible Translation
And Abraham departed thence towards the south country, and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned at Gerar.
World English Bible
Abraham traveled from there toward the land of the South, and lived between Kadesh and Shur. He lived as a foreigner in Gerar.
Young's Literal Translation
And Abraham journeyeth from thence toward the land of the south, and dwelleth between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourneth in Gerar;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And Abraham journeyed - It is very likely that this holy man was so deeply affected with the melancholy prospect of the ruined cities, and not knowing what was become of his nephew Lot and his family, that he could no longer bear to dwell within sight of the place. Having, therefore, struck his tents, and sojourned for a short time at Kadesh and Shur, he fixed his habitation in Gerar, which was a city of Arabia Petraea, under a king of the Philistines called Abimelech, my father king, who appears to have been not only the father of his people, but also a righteous man.
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2107. B.C. cir.
Gerar. Gerar was a city of Arabia Petraea, under a king of the Philistines,
25 miles from Eleutheropolis beyond Daroma, in the south of Judah. From ch.
, it appears to have been situated in the angle where the south and west sides of Canaan met, and to have been not far from Gaza. Jerome, in his Hebrew Traditions on Genesis, says, from Gerar to Jerusalem was three days' journey. There was a wood near Gerar, spoken of by Theodoret; and a brook, (ch.
,) on which was a monastery, noticed by Sozomen.
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Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.
The angel of the LORD found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur.
The LORD appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day.
Now Isaac had come from Beer Lahai Roi, for he was living in the Negev.
His descendants settled in the area from Havilah to Shur, near the eastern border of Egypt, as you go toward Ashur. And they lived in hostility toward all the tribes related to them.
Now there was a famine in the land--besides the previous famine in Abraham's time--and Isaac went to Abimelek king of the Philistines in Gerar.
So Isaac stayed in Gerar.
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