Sit'nah (Heb. Sitnah', שַׂטנָה; Sept. ἐχθρία; Josephus, Σιτεννά, Ant. 1, 18, 2; Vulg. Inimicitioe), the second of the two wells dug by Isaac in the valley of Gerar, and the possession of which the herdmen of the valley disputed with him (Genisis 26:21). Like the first one, Esek, it received its name from the disputes which took place over it, Sitnah meaning, as is stated in the margin, "hatred," or more accurately "accusation," but the play of expression has not been in this instance preserved in the Hebrew. The Sept., however, has attempted it ἐκρίνοντο...ἐχθρία. The root of the name is the same as that of Satan, and this has been taken advantage of by Aquila and Symmachus, who render it respectively ἀντικειμένη and ἐναντίωσις. SEE ISAAC.

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