Places of Section 5

Mount Ephraim and Benjamin

41. Here is Jacob's well

The sanctuary of Jacob's well is identified by the complete black inscription accompanied with a vignette of a church with a red sloping roof.


Sychar (John 4:5) before Neapolis, near the field which Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Here according to John our Lord and Saviour conversed with the Samaritan woman beside the well, and the place is known to this day. Now a church has been built there.(Eusebius, Onomasticon 164:1-4; Jerome 165:1-4)

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Photo: The present state of Jacob's well in a Greek-Orthodox Church.

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