Places of Section 5

Mount Ephraim and Benjamin

38. Sychar which is now Sycchora - ('Askar)

Below the fragmental inscription, in a burnt area, we hardly distinguish a linear sketch of the door between two towers. The presence of a triangle above the door suggests a church.

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)

Map Section 5 Ancient Sources Discussion

Photo: At the foot of Mt. Ebal, north of Jacob's well, lies the village of Askar.

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