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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.

Author: Matthew G. Easton.

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Article Version: June 27, 2019