En-shemesh (En-shem´ish; Heb., “spring of the sun [god]”)

A spring located east of Jerusalem and Bethany. Known as the “Spring of the Apostles” in the first century CE and known today as Ain el-Hod, it is the last spring on the road between Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley. In premonarchical Israel it served as the boundary between Judah and Benjamin (Josh 15:7; Josh 18:17).

Josh 15:7

7and the boundary goes up to Debir from the Valley of Achor, and so northward, turning toward Gilgal, which is opposite the ascent of Adummim, which is on the s ... View more

Josh 18:17

17then it bends in a northerly direction going on to En-shemesh, and from there goes to Geliloth, which is opposite the ascent of Adummim; then it goes down to ... View more

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