Well: (Heb. beer), to be distinguished from a fountain (Heb. 'ain). A "beer"
was a deep shaft, bored far under the rocky surface by the art of
man, which contained water which percolated through the strata in its
sides. Such wells were those of Jacob and Beersheba, etc. (see)
(Genesis 21:19,25,30,31; 24:11; 26:15,18-25,32) etc. In the Pentateuch
this word beer, so rendered, occurs twenty-five times.