Isaac, the Well Digger

Isaac lived in an arid climate.  Water was life.  If he couldn’t find water, his flocks would die, and his family would starve. Isaac might have resorted to violence to defend his wells.  He might have started a generational feud.  Or he might have at least launched a campaign of harassment against the locals to discourage them from trying to take his well.  And perhaps, from a legal standpoint (or even a fairness standpoint), he would have had every right to do so.