Jackal's Well
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By the Wayside
... lead. Over the tangle of marks lay a slim paw-printed, confident, careless
trail of a jackal, following the scent to a well. The ...
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The Political Constitution of Egypt
... by the light of flickering torches or smoking lamps, might well appear endued ... They
compelled the god therein invoked, whether Osiris or the jackal Anubis, to ...
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The Gods of Egypt
... it slowly recovered, and renewed its radiance; when it was well"uzait"the ... Why, towards
Graeco-Roman times, should they have worshipped the jackal, or even ...
/.../chapter ii the gods of egypt.htm

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Jackal's Well


(`en ha-tannin; Septuagint has pege ton sukon, "fountain of the figs"; the King James Version dragon well): A well or spring in the valley of Hinnom between the "Gate of the Gai" and the Dung Gate (Nehemiah 2:13). No such source exists in the Wady er Rababi (see HINNOM, VALLEY OF) today, although it is very probable that a well sunk to the rock in the lower parts of this valley might strike a certain amount of water trickling down the valley-bottom. G.A. Smith suggests (Jerusalem, I, chapter iv) that this source may have arisen as the result of an earthquake, hence, the name "dragon," and have subsequently disappeared; but it is at least as likely that it received its name from the jackals which haunted this valley, as the pariah dogs do today, to consume the dead bodies which were thrown there.


E. W. G. Masterman



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