Places of Section 6

Mountain of Judah and Shephelah

77. The (church) of Saint Philip, where
they say that the eunuch Candaces was baptized
- ('Ayn al-Dhirwah)

Beside a conventional church, made in perspective, we make out a disk circled in black, with yellow centre. It is the basin related to the inscription.

There is a spring, welling out from the foot of the mountain, being absorbed by the same ground in which it comes forth; and the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 8:26-27) report that the eunuch of Queen Candace was baptized here by Philip. (Eusebius, Onomasticon 52:1-4; Jerome 53:2-5)

Map Section 6 Ancient Sources Discussion

Photo: A few steps lead to the unpretentious source of 'Ayn al-Dhirwah.

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