Abimelech means “Father-King” and is a the title for many leaders in the land of Caanan,
Gerar is at the Southwest part of the promised land, inland from Gaza.
That is the same lie that Abraham used, but while Sarah was half-sister of Abraham, Terah was Isaac’s grandfather but Rebekah’s great grandfather.
The war of water is still going on. In all of the Middle East water is the limiting factor.
And so it is that towns are established where there is plenty of water,
And the size of the promised land is sometimes referred to as: “From Dan to Beersheba.” More about the fate of Dan can be found in Judges.