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also known as: En Gedi
Meaning: fountain (spring) of the kid
The vineyards of Engedi were celebrated in Solomon’s time (Song of Songs 1:4). It is the modern 'Ain Jidy. The “fountain” from which it derives its name rises on the mountain side about 600 feet above the sea, and in its rapid descent spreads luxuriance all around it.
Archaeologists have found this ancient place. The water of a spring here provided an oasis that sustained life.