And from there they went to Beer: that is the well of which the LORD spoke unto Moses,
Gather the people together, and I will give them water.
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George Leo Haydock
Well. Hebrew Beer. (Haydock)
This station is not mentioned under the same name at least, chap. xxxiii. Probably the inhabitants had covered up this well with sand, and God having discovered it to Moses, he informed the princes, who pushed their staves down. Upon which the waters appearing, the people sung a hymn of thanksgiving and joy. Water is very scarce, and, of course, of course, of great value in those deserts, where, even still, the Arabs conceal their wells, and often fight to hinder passengers from taking any of the water. (Calmet)