Dwelling in Beersheba

“Thus Abraham went to his young men and they rose and went together to Beersheba. And Abraham dwelled in Beersheba.” (Genesis 22:19)   And so, Abraham travels back to Beersheba, the place of the covenant, located in what would later be southern Israel. Yet, for now, Abraham is still living amongst the pagans, Philistines and… Read More

Signposts in the Future

“And so, that place was called Beer-Shaba for the two of them swore there.” (Genesis 21:31)   And here we learn the origin of the name Beersheba, a place that has Biblical significance to God’s people throughout the Old Testament. It was at Beersheba that God appeared to Isaac to renew the covenant (Genesis 26:23-25),… Read More

From Negev to Gerar: Genesis 20:1

“And Abraham journeyed from there toward the land of the Negeb and he dwelled between Qadesh and Shur; and he sojourned in Gerar.” (Genesis 20:1)   After the fall of Sodom and the surrounding cities, Abraham returns back to the west and the land of his sojourning. The Negeb (sometimes written as “Negev”) is the… Read More