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Lexicon :: Strong's H884 - bᵊ'ēr šeḇaʿ

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בְּאֵר שֶׁבַע
bᵊ'ēr šeḇaʿ
be-ayr' sheh'-bah
Part of Speech
proper locative noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

בְּאֵר שֶׁבַע Bᵉʼêr Shebaʻ, be-ayr' sheh'-bah; from H875 and H7651 (in the sense of H7650); well of an oath; Beer-Sheba, a place in Palestine:—Beer-shebah.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x

The KJV translates Strong's H884 in the following manner: Beersheba (34x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x
The KJV translates Strong's H884 in the following manner: Beersheba (34x).
  1. Beer-sheba = "well of the sevenfold oath"

    1. a city at the south edge of Israel

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בְּאֵר שֶׁבַע Bᵉʼêr Shebaʻ, be-ayr' sheh'-bah; from H875 and H7651 (in the sense of H7650); well of an oath; Beer-Sheba, a place in Palestine:—Beer-shebah.
STRONGS H884: Abbreviations
בְּאֵר שֶׁ֫בַע proper name, of a location Beersheba (well of seven, explained Genesis 21:30, 31 as place of swearing by seven lambs, or, well of oath, see שְׁבֻעָה; compare same meaning otherwise derived Genesis 26:33) — בְּאֵר שֶׁבַע Genesis 26:33 + 13 times, בְּאֵרשֶֿׁבַע Joshua 19:2; בְּאֵר שָׁ֑בַע Genesis 21:14 + 18 times; בְּאֵ֫רָה שֶׁבַע (ָ  ה locative) Genesis 46:1 — south from Hebron, according to Onomasticon approximately 20 miles LagOnom. 103, 234, 2nd ed. 138, 248; modern Bîr-es-Seba, 12 hours from Hebron RobBR i. 204 f. Surveyiii. 394 Genesis 21:14, 31, 32, 33; Genesis 22:19 (twice in verse); Genesis 26:23, 33; Genesis 28:10; Genesis 46:1, 5; Joshua 15:28; Joshua 19:2; Judges 20:1; 1 Samuel 3:20; 1 Samuel 8:2; 2 Samuel 17:11; 2 Samuel 24:7; 1 Kings 19:3; 2 Kings 12:2; 2 Kings 23:8; Amos 5:5; 1 Chronicles 4:28; 2 Chronicles 19:4; 24:1; Nehemiah 11:27, 30; in phrase מִדָּן וְעַדבּֿ׳ from Dan to Beersheba (i.e. all the territory of Israel, see דָּן) Amos 8:14; Judges 20:1; 1 Samuel 3:20; 2 Samuel 3:10; 2 Samuel 17:11; 2 Samuel 24:2, 15; 1 Kings 5:5, & (only Chronicles) מִבְּאֵר שֶׁבַע וְעַדדָּֿן from Beersheba to Dan 1 Chronicles 21:2; 2 Chronicles 30:5.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


21:14; 21:14; 21:30; 21:31; 21:31; 21:32; 21:33; 22:19; 26:23; 26:33; 26:33; 26:33; 28:10; 46:1; 46:1; 46:5


15:28; 19:2; 19:2


20:1; 20:1

1 Samuel

3:20; 3:20; 8:2

2 Samuel

3:10; 17:11; 17:11; 24:2; 24:7; 24:15

1 Kings

5:5; 19:3

2 Kings

12:2; 23:8

1 Chronicles

4:28; 21:2

2 Chronicles

19:4; 24:1; 30:5


11:27; 11:30


5:5; 8:14


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H884 matches the Hebrew בְּאֵר שֶׁבַע (bᵊ'ēr šeḇaʿ),
which occurs 68 times in 33 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:14 - So Abraham got up early in the morning and took bread and a [fn]skin of water, and gave them to Hagar, putting them on her shoulder, and gave her the boy, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered about in the wilderness of Beersheba H884.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:31 - Therefore he called that place [fn]Beersheba H884, because there the two of them took an oath.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:32 - So they made a covenant at Beersheba H884; and Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, got up and returned to the land of the Philistines.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:33 - Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba H884, and there he called on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:19 - So Abraham returned to his young men, and they got up and went together to Beersheba H884; and Abraham lived in Beersheba H884.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:23 - And he went up from there to Beersheba H884.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:33 - So he called it [fn]Shibah; therefore the name of the city is Beersheba H884 to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:10 - Then Jacob departed from Beersheba H884 and went toward Haran.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:1 - So Israel set out with all that he had, and came to Beersheba H884, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:5 - Then Jacob left Beersheba H884, and the sons of Israel carried their father Jacob and their little ones and their wives in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:28 - Hazar-shual, Beersheba H884, and Biziothiah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:2 - So they had in their inheritance Beersheba H884 or [fn]Sheba and Moladah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:1 - Then all the sons of Israel from Dan to Beersheba H884, including the land of Gilead, came out, and the congregation assembled as one person to the LORD at Mizpah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:20 - And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba H884 knew that Samuel was confirmed as a prophet of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:2 - The name of his firstborn was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judging in Beersheba H884.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:10 - to transfer the kingdom from the house of Saul, and to establish the throne of David over Israel and over Judah, from Dan even to Beersheba H884!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:11 - “But I advise that all Israel be fully gathered to you, from Dan even to Beersheba H884, like the sand that is by the sea in abundance; and that [fn]you personally go into battle.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:2 - So the king said to Joab the commander of the army, who was with him, “Roam about now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan to Beersheba H884, and conduct a census of the people, so that I may know the number of the people.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:7 - then they came to the fortress of Tyre and to all the cities of the Hivites and of the Canaanites, and they went out to the south of Judah, to Beersheba H884.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:15 - So the LORD [fn]sent a plague upon Israel from the morning until the appointed time, and seventy thousand men of the people from Dan to Beersheba H884 died.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:25 - So Judah and Israel lived securely, everyone under his vine and his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba H884, all the days of Solomon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:3 - And he [fn]was afraid, and got up and ran for his [fn]life and came to Beersheba H884, which belongs to Judah; and he left his servant there.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 12:1 - In the seventh year of Jehu, [fn]Jehoash became king, and he reigned for forty years in Jerusalem; and his mother’s name was Zibiah of Beersheba H884.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:8 - Then he brought all the priests from the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba H884; and he tore down the high places of the gates that were at the entrance of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on one’s left at the city gate.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:28 - They lived in Beersheba H884, Moladah, and Hazar-shual,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:2 - So David said to Joab and to the leaders of the people, “Go, count Israel from Beersheba H884 to Dan, and bring me word so that I may know their number.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 19:4 - So Jehoshaphat lived in Jerusalem and went out again among the people from Beersheba H884 to the hill country of Ephraim, and brought them back to the LORD, the God of their fathers.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:1 - Joash was seven years old when he became king, and he reigned for forty years in Jerusalem; and his mother’s name was Zibiah from Beersheba H884.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:5 - So they established a decree to circulate a [fn]proclamation throughout Israel from Beersheba H884 to Dan, that they are to come to celebrate the Passover to the LORD God of Israel in Jerusalem. For they had not celebrated it in great numbers as was written.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:27 - and in Hazar-shual, in Beersheba H884 and its towns,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:30 - Zanoah, Adullam, and their villages, Lachish and its fields, Azekah and its towns. So they camped from Beersheba H884 as far as the Valley of Hinnom.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:5 - “But do not [fn]resort to Bethel
And do not come to Gilgal,
Nor cross over to Beersheba H884;
For Gilgal will certainly go into captivity
And Bethel will [fn]come to nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:14 - As for those who swear by the [fn]guilt of Samaria,
And say, ‘As your god lives, Dan,’
And, ‘As the way of Beersheba H884 lives,’
They will fall and not rise again.”
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