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Hebrew: ע (ain or ayin—“the bright open source, the eye of the landscape”)
to be distinguished from “well”
“Springs” mentioned in the King James Version of Joshua 10:40 (Hebrew: 'ashdoth) should rather be “slopes,” as it is translated in the Revised King James Version, NKJV, NASB, ESV, etc.
It refers to the “undulating ground lying between the lowlands (the shephelah) and the central range of hills.” (Matthew G. Easton)