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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Fountain

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(a spring in distinction from a well). The springs of Palestine, though short-lived, are remarkable for their abundance and beauty, especially those which fall into the Jordan and into its lakes, of which there are hundreds throughout its whole course. The spring or fountain of living water, the "eye" of the landscape, is distinguished in all Oriental languages from the artificially-sunk and enclosed well. Jerusalem appears to have possessed either more than one perennial spring or one issuing by more than one outlet. In Oriental cities generally public fountains are frequent. Traces of such fountains at Jerusalem may perhaps be found in the names of Enrogel, (2 Samuel 17:17 ) the "Dragon well" or fountain, and the "gate of the fountain." (Nehemiah 2:13,14 )

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Fountain'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/sbd/f/fountain.html. 1901.

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