Water History and Culture
Published Online: 15 APR 2005
Copyright © 2005 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
How to Cite
Holst, A. M. 2005. Jacob's Well. Water Encyclopedia. 4:735–736.
- Published Online: 15 APR 2005
Jacob's well was dug two miles southeast of the ancient city of Schechem, an area that is currently recognized as the city of Nablus in Israel. The generally accepted history of this well begins with Jacob, the original owner of the well and one of the Hebrew patriarchs.
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