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Jacob’s Well
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jacob’s Well
Jacob’s Well The only well mentioned in the New Testament. Jesus’ encounter with a Samaritan woman takes place here (John 4:1–26).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jacob’s Well (Place)
JACOB’S WELL (PLACE) [Gk Pēgē tou Iakōb (Πηγη του Ἰακωβ)]. The only well which is specifically mentioned in the NT, and the place where Jesus talked with the Samaritan woman (John 4:6). It is not mentioned by that name in the OT, even though Jacob’s dwelling is reported to be in that region.The
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jacob’s Well
Jacob’s Well. Place mentioned only in John’s Gospel (4:5–29). It was here that Jesus sat and talked with the unnamed woman of Samaria, who accepted Jesus’ words so readily that she became one of the most effective lay-evangelists mentioned in the NT. This well is located in a plot of ground acquired
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jacob’s Well
Jacob’s Well[Gk pēgḗ toú Iakōb]. In John we read that Jesus “came to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the field which Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there” (4:5f.). When Jacob came to Shechem on his return from Paddan-aram, he camped “before” the city, presumably to the east
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jacob’s Well
JACOB’S WELL Place mentioned only in John’s Gospel (Jn 4:5–29). It was here that Jesus sat and talked with the unnamed woman of Samaria, who readily accepted Jesus’ words. This well is located in a plot of ground acquired by the patriarch Jacob, about 300 yards (274 meters) southeast from the traditional
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jacob’s Well
Jacob’s Well, the setting for Jesus’s encounter with a Samaritan woman in John 4. Of considerable depth, its still waters are contrasted with the “living water” that Jesus can offer: “a spring of water gushing up to eternal life” (4:14; cf. 4:10). Although no such well is ever mentioned in the ot, its
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jacob's Well
Jacob’s WellJACOB’S WELL. The well, mentioned only in Jn 4:5–12, where Jesus talked to the Samaritan woman. By unanimous tradition, most probably correct, it is Bɩ̂r Ya‘qûb lying, c. five-eighths of a mile SW of the Arab village of >Askar (perhaps NT Sychar, q.v.) and over 300 yards SSE of Tell Balatah,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jacob’s Well
Jacob’s WellThe location of Jesus’ encounter with a Samaritan woman (John 4). The only well explicitly named in the NT, it is associated with Bir Yaʿaqûb (177179) at the base of Mt. Gerizim near Tell Balâṭah. The well is ca. 30 m. (100 ft.) deep and appears to be fed by an underground stream.Debate
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jacob’s Well
Jacob’s Well (Gk. pēgḗ toú Iakōb). A well on the northeastern foot of Mt. Gerizim, 76 m. (250 ft.) southeast of Shechem (modern Tell Balâṭah). The only biblical reference to the well is at John 4:6, 12, which records Jesus’ meeting with the Samaritan woman; the well is situated “near the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Jacob’s Well
JACOB’S WELL The site where Jesus spoke with the Samaritan woman (John 4:6). The well—the only one mentioned specifically in the New Testament—was said to have been used by Jacob’s family and flocks (John 4:12). It is not named in the Old Testament, but traditionally, the site is said to be near Shechem,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jacob’s Well
Ja´cob’s Well, a deep spring in the vicinity of Shechem (called Sychar in Christ’s time and Nablûs 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
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Jacob's Well
Jacob’s Well(John 4:5, 6). This is one of the few sites in Palestine about which there is no dispute. It was dug by Jacob, and hence its name, in the “parcel of ground” which he purchased from the sons of Hamor (Gen. 33:19). It still exists, but although after copious rains it contains a little water,
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