Like him, also, he renewed relations with Abmelech of Gerar.
Now, it is manifest that Isaac was not really happy in Gerar.
The blessings of his liberal hand might follow him during his sojourn in Gerar; but his presence could not there be enjoyed.
Isaac dwells in Gerar and Jacob steals his brother's birthright, chs.
He seems to be more occupied with the men of Gerar than with the One who was stronger than they.
When Abraham came to Gerar, and saw a bad land, he said, sure the fear of God was not in that place.
So long as Isaac continued in Gerar, there was nothing but strife and contention.
And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.
And Abraham said that Sarah was his sister, and the king of Gerar took her for himself.
Years after came Isaac and excavated the wells again; whereupon he had to fight with the men of Gerar for the possession of them.
a region; lodging-place, a very ancient town and district in the south border of Palestine, which was ruled over by a king named Abimelech (Gen. 10:19; 20:1, 2). Abraham sojourned here, and perhaps Isaac was born in this place. Both of these patriarchs were guilty of the sin of here denying their wives, and both of them entered into a treaty with the king before they departed to Beersheba (21:23-34; 26). It seems to have been a rich pastoral country (2 Chr. 14:12-18). Isaac here reaped an hundred-fold, and was blessed of God (Gen. 26:12). The "valley of Gerar" (Gen. 26:17) was probably the modern Wady el-Jerdr.