Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Wordless: Verse 46

This is an image of Jacob’s Well…located on the plot of land Jacob purchased from Hanor for “a hundred pieces of silver” (Genesis 33:19). It was here he took root with his family and his flocks.

This is also the same well where Jesus has his conversation with the woman at the well. Scholars state that this conversation is the longest recorded in the Bible between Jesus and another person. It is no accident the conversation is with a woman and a Samaritan woman as well. I’ve written a series of posts here that explain the significance of the Samaritan people and how they fit into the Bible.

The account of the woman at the well is only found in one of the gospels….John….John 4

An old church located over the well was destroyed, but was restored by the Crusaders. Today a Greek Orthodox Monastery stands there.

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Junebug said...

Thanks for the photo of Jacob's Well. That is very interesting too. :D

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

Very interesting. It's nice to see where it all happened, too.

EHT said...

Seeing Biblical places does make a difference, doesn't it? Many Biblical spots are often disputed for one reason or another, but many different groups accept this spot as Jacob's argument there. What a nice change of pace.

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