Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)Chapter 26
26:1 And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar.
26:2 And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:
(See Scofield "Genesis 12:10") .
26:20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.
Go not down
Cf. (See Scofield "Genesis 46:3") .
name of the well
The wells of Genesis have significant names, and are associated with significant events:
(1) Beer-lahai-roi, the well of him that liveth and seeth me Genesis 16:14; 24:62; 25:11.
(2) Beer-sheba, the well of the oath or covenant Genesis 21:15-33; Genesis 22:19; 26:23-25; 46:1-5.
(3) Esek, contention Genesis 26:20.
(4) Sitnah, hatred Genesis 26:21. Esek and Sitnah were Isaac's own attempts at well-digging. Afterward, he dwelt by the old wells of his father.
(5) Rehoboth, enlargement Genesis 26:22.