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Wells


1. First mention of. Ge 16:14.

2. Frequently made

a. Near encampments. Ge 21:30; 26:18.

b. Outside cities. Ge 24:11; Joh 4:6,8.

c. In the courts of houses. 2Sa 17:18.

d. In the desert. 2Ch 26:10.

3. Supplied by springs. Pr 16:22.

4. Supplied by the rain. Ps 84:6.

5. Surrounded by trees. Ge 49:22; Ex 15:27.

6. Names often given to. Ge 16:14; 21:31.

7. Canaan abounded with. De 6:11.

8. Many supplied from Lebanon. Song 4:15.

9. Mentioned in scripture

a. Beerlahairoi. Ge 16:14.

b. Bethlehem. 2Sa 23:15; 1Ch 11:17,18.

c. Beer (east of Jordan). Nu 21:16-18.

d. Beer-sheba. Ge 21:30,31.

e. Elim. Ex 15:27.

f. Esek. Ge 26:20.

g. Hagar. Ge 21:19.

h. Haran. Ge 29:3,4.

i. Jacob. Joh 4:6.

j. Rehoboth. Ge 26:22.

k. Sitnah. Ge 26:21.

10. Often deep and difficult to draw from. Joh 4:11.

11. Often covered to prevent their being filled with sand. Ge 29:2,3.

12. Had troughs placed near for watering cattle. Ge 24:19,20; Ex 2:16.

13. Frequented by

a. Women who came to draw water. Ge 24:13,14; Joh 4:7.

b. Travellers. Ge 24:11,13,42; Joh 4:6.

14. Strangers not to draw from, without permission. Nu 20:17.

15. Water of, frequently sold. Nu 20:19.

16. Were a frequent cause of strife. Ge 21:25; 26:21,22; Ex 2:16,17.

17. Were often stopped up by enemies. Ge 26:15,18; 2Ki 3:19,25.

18. Often afforded no water. Jer 14:3; Zec 9:11.

19. Illustrative

a. Of the ordinances of the Church. Isa 12:3.

b. Of the Holy Spirit in saints. Song 4:15; Joh 4:14.

c. Of the mouth of the righteous. Pr 10:11.

d. Of wisdom and understanding in man. Pr 16:22; 18:4.

e. (A fruitful bough by,) of Joseph’s numerous posterity. Ge 49:22.

f. (Drinking from one’s own,) of enjoyment of domestic happiness. Pr 5:15.

g. (Without water,) of hypocrites. 2Pe 2:17.