And the angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur.
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Didymus the Blind
It is well too that Hagar was found “by a spring of water,” for beginners find themselves engaged in purifications, which are signified by water. By contrast, those who are more fully matured come into a desert place, no longer needing purifications, having already rid themselves of vices and having been endowed with virtue. ...