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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Sirah, Well of

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sı̄´ra ( הסּרה בּור , bōr haṣirāh , "the pit," "well" or "cistern of Sarah"): The spot from which Abner was enticed back to Hebron to his death ( 2 Samuel 3:26 ). Josephus (Ant. , VII, i, 5) calls it Βη (ρ Ο2 ρπ )σιρά , Bē (r )sirá , implying that it was a "well." It is possible that this spot is now ‛Ain Sārah , a spring which flows into a little tank near the west side of the road about a mile out of ancient Hebron, on the way to Jerusalem. There is, however, a curious cistern with steps known as Ḥamam Sarah ("Sarah's bath") near Ramet el -Khalı̂l , which is also possibly the site (PEF , 314, Sh XXI ).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Sirah, Well of'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/s/sirah-well-of.html. 1915.

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