New International Version
He called it Shibah, and to this day the name of the town has been Beersheba.
King James Bible
And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beersheba unto this day.
Darby Bible Translation
And he called it Shebah; therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba to this day.
World English Bible
He called it Shibah. Therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day.
Young's Literal Translation
and he calleth it Shebah, oath, therefore the name of the city is Beer-Sheba, well of the oath, unto this day.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He called it Shebah - This was probably the same well which was called Beersheba in the time of Abraham, which the Philistines had filled up, and which the servants of Isaac had reopened. The same name is therefore given to it which it had before, with the addition of the emphatic letter ה he, by which its signification became extended, so that now it signified not merely an oath or full, but satisfaction and abundance.
The name of the city is Beer-sheba - This name was given to it a hundred years before this time; but as the well from which it had this name originally was closed up by the Philistines, probably the name of the place was abolished with the well; when therefore Isaac reopened the well, he restored the ancient name of the place.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Shebah. i.e., an oath. therefore.
Beer-sheba. i.e., the well of the oath.
This may have been the same city which was called Beer-sheba a hundred years before this, in the time of Abraham; but as the well, from which it had its name originally, was closed up by the Philistines, the name of the place might have been abolished with the well; when, therefore, Isaac re-opened it, he restored the ancient name of the place.
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Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the Desert of Beersheba.
So that place was called Beersheba, because the two men swore an oath there.
That day Isaac's servants came and told him about the well they had dug. They said, "We've found water!"
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