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Jacob's Well

jacobs_well In the modern city of Nablus, within the complex of an Eastern Orthodox monastery, sits a well. What makes this well interesting is that (very) long time tradition holds that it is the same well that Jacob dug in Genesis 33. And of course, it is the same well that Jesus sat beside as he spoke to the Samaritan woman. The visible portion of the well has changed many times over the centuries. And of course, for most of its existence, it was outside.

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