Beer @ well. (1.) A place where a well was dug by the direction of Moses, at the forty-fourth station of the Hebrews in their wanderings Numbers:21:16-18) in the wilderness of Moab. (See WELL (2.) A town in the tribe of Judah to which Jotham fled for fear of Abimelech Judges:9:21). Some have identified this place with Beeroth.
Beer-elim @ well of heroes, probably the name given to Beer, the place where the chiefs of Israel dug a well Numbers:21:16; Isaiah:15:8).
Beer-lahai-roi @ i.e., "the well of him that liveth and seeth me," or, as some render it, "the well of the vision of life", the well where the Lord met with Hagar Genesis:16:7-14). Isaac dwelt beside this well (24:62; 25:11). It has been identified with 'Ain Muweileh, or Moilahhi, south-west of Beersheba, and about 12 miles W. from Kadesh-barnea.
Beeri @ illustrious, or the well-man. (1.) The father of Judith, one of the wives of Esau Genesis:26:34), the same as Adah Genesis:36:2). (2.) The father of the prophet Hosea (1:1).
Beeroth @ wells, one of the four cities of the Hivites which entered by fraud into a league with Joshua. It belonged to Benjamin Joshua:18:25). It has by some been identified with el-Bireh on the way to Nablus, 10 miles north of Jerusalem.
Beersheba @ well of the oath, or well of seven, a well dug by Abraham, and so named because he and Abimelech here entered into a compact Genesis:21:31). On re-opening it, Isaac gave it the same name Genesis:26:31-33). It was a favourite place of abode of both of these patriarchs (21:33-22:1,19; 26:33; 28:10). It is mentioned among the "cities" given to the tribe of Simeon Joshua:19:2; 1Chronicles:4:28). From Dan to Beersheba, a distance of about 144 miles Judges:20:1; 1Chronicles:21:2; 2Samuel:24:2), became the usual way of designating the whole Promised Land, and passed into a proverb. After the return from the Captivity the phrase is narrowed into "from Beersheba unto the valley of Hinnom" Nehemiah:11:30). The kingdom of the ten tribes extended from Beersheba to Mount Ephraim ( 2Chronicals:19:4). The name is not found in the New Testament. It is still called by the Arabs Bir es-Seba, i.e., "well of the seven", where there are to the present day two principal wells and five smaller ones. It is nearly midway between the southern end of the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean.
BEER @ - (a well). One of the latest halting-places of the Israelites, lying beyond the Arnon. Numbers:21:16-18) This is possibly the BEER-ELIM of Isaiah:15:8) A place to which Jotham, the son of Gideon, fled for fear of his brother Abimelech. Judges:9:21)
BEERA @ - (a well), son of Zophah, of the tribe of Asher. ( 1Chronicles:7:37) (B.C. after 1450.)
BEERAH@ - prince of the Reubenites, carried away by Tiglath-pileser. ( 1Chronicles:5:6) (B.C. 738).
BEERI @ - The father of Judith, one of the wives of Esau. Genesis:26:34) [ANAH] (B.C. 1797.) Father of the prophet Hosea. Hosea:1:1) (B.C. before 725.)
BEERLAHAIROI @ - (a well of the living), a living spring, Authorized Version, fountain, comp. Jeremiah:6:7) between Kadesh and Bered, in the wilderness. Genesis:24:62)
BEEROTH@ - (wells), one of the four cities of the Hivites who deluded Joshua into a treaty of peace with them. Joshua:9:17) It is now el-Bireh , which stands about 10 miles north of Jerusalem.
BEEROTH OF THE CHILDREN OF JAAKAN @ - the wells of the tribe of Bene-Jaakan, which formed one of the halting-places of the Israelites in the desert. (10:6) In Numbers:33:31) the name is given as BENE-JAAKAN only.
BEERSHEBA, OR BEERSHEBA @ - (well of the oath), the name of one of the old places in Palestine which formed the southern limit of the country. There are two accounts of the origin of the name. According to the first, the well was dug by Abraham, and the name given to Judah, Joshua:15:28) and then to Simeon, Joshua:19:2; 1Chronicles:4:28) In the often-quoted "from Dan even unto Beersheba," Judges:20:1) it represents the southern boundary of Canaan, as Dan the northern. In the time of Jerome it was still a considerable place, and still retains its ancient name --Bir es-Seba . There are at present on the spot two principal wells and five smaller ones. The two principal wells are on or close to the northern bank of the Wady es-Seba . The larger of the two, which lies to the east, is, according to Dr. Robinson, 12 1/2 feet in diameter, and at the time of his visit (April 12) was 44 1/2 feet to the surface of the water. The masonry which encloses the well extends downward 28 1/2 feet. The other well Isaiah:5 feet in diameter, and was 42 feet to the water. The curb-stones around the mouth of both wells are worn into deep grooves by the action of the ropes of so many centures. These wells are in constant use today. The five lesser wells are in a group in the bed of the wady. On some low hills north of the large wells are scattered the foundations and ruins of a town of moderate size.