4:26 And a son was also born to Seth, whom he named Enosh. At that time people 1 began to worship 2 the Lord.
21:33 Abraham 5 planted a tamarisk tree 6 in Beer Sheba. There he worshiped the Lord, 7 the eternal God.
26:25 Then Isaac built an altar there and worshiped 8 the Lord. He pitched his tent there, and his servants dug a well. 9
1 tn The word “people” is not in the Hebrew text, but is supplied in the translation. The construction uses a passive verb without an expressed subject. “To call was begun” can be interpreted to mean that people began to call.
4 tn Heb “he called in the name of the
5 tn Heb “and he”; the referent (Abraham) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
6 sn The planting of the tamarisk tree is a sign of Abraham’s intent to stay there for a long time, not a religious act. A growing tree in the Negev would be a lasting witness to God’s provision of water.
7 tn Heb “he called there in the name of the
9 tn Heb “and they dug there, the servants of Isaac, a well.”