Places of The Bible

Beersheba

Beersheba

Beersheba

בְּאֵר שֶׁבַע

Be’er Sheva

b’-AYR SHE-va

Meaning of the Name Beersheba

Well of the Oath or Well of the Seven

Where is Beersheba

Southern Israel, in the northern Negev Desert, in the tribal land of Judah and Simeon

What does the Bible say about Beersheba? What happened in Beersheba?

Beersheba is often mentioned in the Bible as the southern boundary of Jewish settlement in ancient Israel. It was a vital city in biblical times, and all three patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, spent time there (Genesis 21:33-34, 22:19, 26:23-33, 28:10). 

In contemporary Israel, Beersheba is known as “the capital of the Negev Desert.”

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