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Hebrew: 'ain, “the bright open source, the eye of the landscape”
To be carefully distinguished from “well” (q.v.). “Springs” mentioned in Josh. 10:40 (Hebrew: 'ashdoth) should rather be “declivities” or “slopes” (Revised Version), i.e., the undulating ground lying between the lowlands (the shephelah) and the central range of hills.