Hebrew: עֵין שֶׁמֶשׁ —transliteration: En Shemesh —meaning: spring of (the) sun, fountain of (the) sun
also known as: En Shemesh
This is the name of a spring which formed one of the landmarks on the boundary between the tribe of Judah and Benjamin (Joshua 15:7; 18:17).
It was between the “ascent of Adummim” and the spring of En-rogel, and hence was on the east of Jerusalem and of the Mount of Olives.
It is the modern 'Ain-Haud i.e., the “well of the apostles” about a mile east of Bethany, the only spring on the road to Jericho.
The sun shines on it the whole day long.
Article Version: June 27, 2019