Water and the History of Man
Water History and Culture
Published Online: 15 APR 2005
Copyright © 2005 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
How to Cite
Azadpour-Keeley, A. and Keeley, J. W. 2005. Water and the History of Man. Water Encyclopedia. 4:745–746.
- Published Online: 15 APR 2005
In the days of Abraham, following family feuds and other conflicts, the victor often stopped wells by filling them with earth and stones. It was the equivalent of burning the village. Wells of water were so important that their owners gave them names, and communities which took root in the area assumed the names of the wells. In John 4:6, Jesus meets a woman from Samaria at Jacob's well and later reveals that He is the Messiah. The Christian Bible is replete with references to the importance of water to the fabric of life. It speaks of irrigation, of aqueducts, its creation, its purification, and even of it being turned into wine.
- critical role;
- early civilizations;
- industrial revolution;