En-Shemesh

EN-SHEMESH

en-she'-mesh (`en shemesh, "spring of the sun"):

An important landmark on the boundary line between Judah and Benjamin (Joshua 15:7; 18:17).

The little spring `Ain el chand, East of Bethany, the last spring on the road descending to Jericho, seems to suit the conditions. `Ain el chaud is usually called the "Apostles' Fountain" by Christians, on account of a tradition dating from the 15th century that the apostles drank there.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'EN-SHEMESH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.  

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