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If names denote purpose, according to Genesis, which is the well of harassment: Esek or Sitnah?




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Answer: Sitnah

According to Genesis 26:20, the well named Esek is the well of "contention" and the well named Sitnah is the well of "harassment."

Genesis 26:20 - And the herdmen of Gerar strove with Isaac's herdmen, saying: 'The water is ours.' And he called the name of the well Esek; because they contended with him. 26:21 And they digged another well, and they strove for that also. And he called the name of it Sitnah [harassment].


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