Genesis 26:23

ESV From there he went up to Beersheba.
NIV From there he went up to Beersheba.
NASB And he went up from there to Beersheba.
CSB From there he went up to Beer-sheba,
NLT From there Isaac moved to Beersheba,
KJV And he went up from thence to Beersheba.

What does Genesis 26:23 mean?

The prior passage described how Isaac had moved his family away from the main population of Philistines (Genesis 26:17). Despite his enormous success and power, Isaac passively left two wells behind when they were disputed by local herdsmen (Genesis 26:18–21). After finding a third, less controversial well, he settles his house there and prospers (Genesis 26:22).

The chapter now jumps forward to the time of another move, this one to Beersheba. Isaac's father Abraham had also lived in Beersheba (Genesis 21:22–34). The events that follow mirror very closely what happened between Abraham and Abimelech years earlier.
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