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Meaning: opened

a fountain and a stream issuing from it on the border between Judah and Benjamin (Joshua 15:8, 9; 18:15)

It has been identified with 'Ain Lifta, a spring about 2 1/2 miles northwest of Jerusalem. Others, however, have identified it with ‘Ain’ Atan, on the southwest of Bethlehem, whence water is conveyed through “Pilate's aqueduct” to the Haram area at Jerusalem.

Author: Matthew G. Easton.