Ancient Beersheba - Map of New Testament Israel
BE`ER-SHE`BA (well of an oath, or seventh well). One of the
oldest places in the southern part of Israel. The spot
still identified as Bir es Seba, well of the Lion or seven.
The well was dug by Abraham, and his compact with Abimelech
celebrated there with an oath ratified by the gift of seven
ewe lambs. Hence the name. Gen 21:31-33.