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30 Abraham answered, “Accept these seven lambs. By doing this, you admit that I am the one who dug this well.” 31 And so the place was called Beersheba,[a] because it was there that the two of them made a vow.

32 After they had made this agreement at Beersheba, Abimelech and Phicol went back to Philistia.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 21:31 This name in Hebrew means “Well of the Vow” or “Well of Seven” (see also 26.33).

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