||She therefore named the oasis, 'Oasis to Life my Vision' (Be'er LaChai Ro'i). It is between Kadesh and Bered.
Al-ken kara labe'er Be'er Lachay Ro'i hineh veyn-Kadesh uveyn Bared.
||Hagar bore Abram's son. Abram gave the name Ishmael to his son, who had been born to Hagar.
Vateled Hagar le-Avram ben vayikra Avram shem-beno asher-yaledah Hagar Yishma'el.
|Oasis to Life my Vision|
Or 'Well of the lifegiving vision,' (HaKethav VeHaKabbalah); 'Well of the vision of the Living One' (Rashi; Targum); or 'Well to the Living One who sees me' (Ibn Ezra). Ibn Ezra identifies this with Zimum (or in other versions, Zimzum), where the Arabs hold an annual festival. This is Zemzem near Mecca. According to this, however, Hagar headed into the Arabian Peninsula rather than toward Egypt.
See note on Genesis 14:7.
Or Bared. The Targum renders this Chagra, the same as it does for Shur; see note on Genesis 16:7. Targum Yonathan, however, has Chalutzah. Kadesh and Bered were some 20 miles apart, and the oasis was between them on the Shur Road.