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Jackal’s Well
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Located outside Jerusalem and mentioned in Nehemiah’s inspection of the ruins of Jerusalem’s walls (Neh 2:13). The Hebrew phrase is often translated “Spring of the Dragon” or “Serpent’s Spring” because the etymology for “jackal” and “dragon/serpent” is similar. The Septuagint calls this place the “fountain of the figs.” Although the book of Nehemiah describes the well as located between the Valley Gate and Dung Gate, both the location and existence of a water source are debated.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jackal’s Well
Jackal’s Well (עֵין הַתַּנִין‎, ein hattanin). Located outside Jerusalem and mentioned in Nehemiah’s inspection of the ruins of Jerusalem’s walls (Neh 2:13). The Hebrew phrase is often translated “Spring of the Dragon” or “Serpent’s Spring” because the etymology for “jackal” and “dragon/serpent” is similar.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jackal’s Well (Place)
JACKAL’S WELL (PLACE) [Heb ʿên hattanı̂n (עֵין הַתַּנִין)]. A place located outside the ruined walls of Jerusalem, apparently between the Valley Gate and the Dung Gate (Neh 2:13). The Heb name can also be translated “Spring of the Dragon” or even “Eye of the Dragon” (in which case it would not necessarily
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jackal’s Well
Jackal’s Well. Unknown location along the Jerusalem wall between the Valley Gate and the Dung Gate visited by Nehemiah during his night inspection of the wall (Neh 2:13); perhaps better rendered “Dragon Well” (kjv, nasb). It has been frequently identified with En-rogel (Job’s Well; 2 Sm 17:17), where
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jackal’s Well
Jackal’s Well[Heb ʿên hattannîn; LXX Gk. pēgḗ tṓn sykṓn—‘fountain of the figs’]; AV DRAGON WELL. A well or spring in the valley of Hinnom between the Valley Gate and the Dung Gate (Neh. 2:13). No such source exists in the Wâdī er-Rabâbi (see Hinnom, Valley of) today, though it is very probable
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jackal’s Well
JACKAL’S WELL Unknown location along the Jerusalem wall between the Valley Gate and the Dung Gate visited by Nehemiah during his night inspection of the wall (Neh 2:13). It is also called Dragon’s Well or Serpent’s Well.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Dragon Well
DRAGON WELL. Identified by many as the fountain En-rogel (q.v.) SE of the Jebusite and Davidic city of Jerusalem (Neh 2:13). Yet a spring much further up the Valley of Hinnom, or a well now dry in the Tyropean Valley, would better conform to the assumed location of the gates which Nehemiah mentions on
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jackal’s Well
Jackal’s WellA well or spring (Heb. ʿên hattannɩ̂n; perhaps also “Dragon Gate”) in the Hinnom Valley, situated between the Valley Gate and the Dung Gate (Neh. 2:13). Some scholars identify the site as En-rogel.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jackal’s Well
Jackal’s Well (Heb. ˓ên hattannîn).* A well or spring (so NJV) in the Hinnom valley, situated between the Valley Gate and the Dung Gate (Neh. 2:13; KJV “dragon well”). Some scholars identify the site as En-rogel.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Dragon's Well
DRAGON’S WELL. Probably the fountain of Gihon, on the W side of Jerusalem (Neh. 2:13).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Dragon well
Dragon well(Neh. 2:13), supposed by some to be identical with the Pool of Gihon.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Serpent Well
SERPENT WELL — a well, fountain, or spring between the Valley Gate and the Refuse (Dung) Gate in Jerusalem in Nehemiah’s time (Neh. 2:13; dragon well, KJV; Dragon’s Spring, NRSV).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JACKAL'S WELL
JACKAL’S WELL([עֵין הַתַּנִּין‎, ̀en ha-tannin]; Septuagint has [πηγὴ τω̂ν συκω̂ν, pege ton sukon], “fountain of the figs”; the King James Version dragon well): A well or spring in the valley of Hinnom between the “Gate of the Gai” and the Dung Gate (Neh 2:13). No such source exists in the Wady
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