Beer (Bee´uhr; Heb., “well”)

1 A location where the Israelites dug a well in the Transjordan (Num 21:16-18). Its exact location is unknown. 2 The place to which Jotham fled for refuge after implicitly attacking the kingship of Abimelech (Judg 9:21). This was probably modern el-Bireh, north of the Plain of Esdraelon and about ten miles south of the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee.

Num 21:16-18

16From there they continued to Beer; that is the well of which the Lord said to Moses, “Gather the people together, and I will give them water.”17Then Israel sa ... View more

Judg 9:21

21Then Jotham ran away and fled, going to Beer, where he remained for fear of his brother Abimelech.

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