Places of Section 5

Mount Ephraim and Benjamin

49. Sams - ('Ayn Haud)

The name of the village is partially destroyed. Beside it we make out a vignette of "a door between two towers" type, damaged too. The relation with the name of the village is not sure because the vignette is usually below the name.

Sams. The spring of Sams, of the tribe of Benjamin. Aquila translates the Spring of the Sun. (Eusebius, Onomasticon 158:4; Jerome 149:3-4)

Map Section 5 Ancient Sources Discussion

Photo: Along the old Jerusalem-Jericho road the so-called "fountain of the Apostles" is En Shemesh of the Old Testament.

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