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Genesis 21:33


Abraham 1  planted a tamarisk tree 2  in Beer Sheba. There he worshiped the Lord, 3  the eternal God.


Ge 4:26; Ge 12:8; Ge 26:23,25,33; De 16:21; De 33:27; Jud 3:7; Ps 90:2; Isa 40:28; Isa 57:15; Jer 10:10; Am 8:14; Ro 1:20; Ro 16:26; 1Ti 1:17

NET © Notes

tn Heb “and he”; the referent (Abraham) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

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.

tn Heb “he called there in the name of the Lord.” The expression refers to worshiping the Lord through prayer and sacrifice (see Gen 4:26; 12:8; 13:4; 26:25). See G. J. Wenham, Genesis (WBC), 1:116, 281.

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