1 tn The Hebrew verb translated “quarreled” describes a conflict that often has legal ramifications.
2 tn Heb “and he”; the referent (Isaac) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
3 tn Heb “and he called the name of the well.”
4 sn The name Esek means “argument” in Hebrew. The following causal clause explains that Isaac gave the well this name as a reminder of the conflict its discovery had created. In the Hebrew text there is a wordplay, for the name is derived from the verb translated “argued.”
5 tn The words “about it” are supplied in the translation for stylistic reasons.