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Jacob’s Well


Ja’cob’s Well, a deep spring in the vicinity of Shechem (called Sychar in Christ’s time and Nablù‚s at the present day). It was probably dug by Jacob, whose name it bears. On the curb of the well Jesus sat and discoursed with the Samaritan woman. John 4:5-26. It is situated about half a mile southeast of Nablûs, at the foot of Mount Gerizim. It is about nine feet in diameter and 75 feet deep. At some seasons it is dry; at others it contains a few feet of water.

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Jacob’s Well at Shechem.