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What place's name means "well of the seven" in Hebrew?




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Answer: Beersheba

In Hebrew the number seven is called sheva .

Genesis 21:25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of the well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away. 21:26 And Abimelech said: 'I know not who hath done this thing; neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to-day.' 21:27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and they two made a covenant. 21:28 And Abraham set seven ewe-lambs of the flock by themselves. 21:29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham: 'What mean these seven ewe-lambs which thou hast set by themselves?' 21:30 And he said: 'Verily, these seven ewe-lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that it may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well.' 21:31 Wherefore that place was called Beer-sheba; because there they swore both of them.


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