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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 Nablus, 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 Nablus, 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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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Jacob's Well'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/j/jacobs-well.html. 1901.

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