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also known as: Naftoah, Nephtho [Latin], Clepsta

Meaning: spring of the corridor

This is the name of a spring and a stream issuing from it on the border between Judah and Benjamin (Joshua 15:8-9; 18:15).

It has been identified with 'Ain Naftoah (aka 'Ain Lifta), a spring about 2½ miles northwest of Jerusalem.

Location of modern Lifta (formerly known as Nephtoah). Note the southern “Swimming Pool” —satellite view
Pool near Lifta
Pool in southern Nephtoah. Photo by local guide Adiram Kidron.
Article Version: February 5, 2018