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Smith's Bible DictionaryFountain
(a spring in distinction from a well). The springs of Palestine, though short-lived, are remarkable for their abundance and beauty, especially those which fall into the Jordan and into its lakes, of which there are hundreds throughout its whole course. The spring or fountain of living water, the "eye" of the landscape, is distinguished in all Oriental languages from the artificially-sunk and enclosed well. Jerusalem appears to have possessed either more than one perennial spring or one issuing by more than one outlet. In Oriental cities generally public fountains are frequent. Traces of such fountains at Jerusalem may perhaps be found in the names of Enrogel, (2 Samuel 17:17) the "Dragon well" or fountain, and the "gate of the fountain." (Nehemiah 2:13,14)
Easton's Bible Dictionary(Hebrews `ain; i.e., "eye" of the water desert), a natural source of living water. Palestine was a "land of brooks of water, of fountains, and depths that spring out of valleys and hills" (Deuteronomy 8:7; 11:11).
These fountains, bright sparkling "eyes" of the desert, are remarkable for their abundance and their beauty, especially on the west of Jordan. All the perennial rivers and streams of the country are supplied from fountains, and depend comparatively little on surface water. "Palestine is a country of mountains and hills, and it abounds in fountains of water. The murmur of these waters is heard in every dell, and the luxuriant foliage which surrounds them is seen in every plain." Besides its rain-water, its cisterns and fountains, Jerusalem had also an abundant supply of water in the magnificent reservoir called "Solomon's Pools" (q.v.), at the head of the Urtas valley, whence it was conveyed to the city by subterrean channels some 10 miles in length. These have all been long ago destroyed, so that no water from the "Pools" now reaches Jerusalem. Only one fountain has been discovered at Jerusalem, the so-called "Virgins's Fountains," in the valley of Kidron; and only one well (Hebrews beer), the Bir Eyub, also in the valley of Kidron, south of the King's Gardens, which has been dug through the solid rock. The inhabitants of Jerusalem are now mainly dependent on the winter rains, which they store in cisterns. (see WELL.)
Fountain of the Virgin
The perennial source from which the Pool of Siloam (q.v.) is supplied, the waters flowing in a copious stream to it through a tunnel cut through the rock, the actual length of which is 1,750 feet. The spring rises in a cave 20 feet by 7. A serpentine tunnel 67 feet long runs from it toward the left, off which the tunnel to the Pool of Siloam branches. It is the only unfailing fountain in Jerusalem.
The fountain received its name from the "fantastic legend" that here the virgin washed the swaddling-clothes of our Lord.
This spring has the singular characteristic of being intermittent, flowing from three to five times daily in winter, twice daily in summer, and only once daily in autumn. This peculiarity is accounted for by the supposition that the outlet from the reservoir is by a passage in the form of a siphon.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) A spring of water issuing from the earth.
2. (n.) An artificially produced jet or stream of water; also, the structure or works in which such a jet or stream rises or flows; a basin built and constantly supplied with pure water for drinking and other useful purposes, or for ornament.
3. (n.) A reservoir or chamber to contain a liquid which can be conducted or drawn off as needed for use; as, the ink fountain in a printing press, etc.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaFOUNTAIN
seld, These words, applied to the bride (Songs 4:12), find their explanation under SEAL (which see). Anything that was to be authoritatively protected was sealed. Where water was one of the most precious things, as in the East, fountains and wells were often sealed (Genesis 29:3 Proverbs 5:15-18).
GATE, CORNER, FOUNTAIN, HORSE, SUR
Greek4077. pege -- a spring (of water)
... a spring (of water). Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: pege Phonetic
Spelling: (pay-gay') Short Definition: a fountain, spring, well Definition: a ...
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Strong's Hebrew4726. maqor -- a spring, fountain
... 4725, 4726. maqor or maqor. 4727 . a spring, fountain. Transliteration: maqor
or maqor Phonetic Spelling: (maw-kore') Short Definition: fountain. ...
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7975b. Shiloach -- a fountain in SE Jer.
4599. mayan -- a spring
4002. mabbua -- a spring (of water)
5869. ayin -- an eye
5871a. ayin -- a spring (of water)
953. bowr -- a pit, cistern, well
5884. En Rimmon -- "spring of a pomegranate," a place in Judah
5874. En-dor -- "spring of dwelling," a town in Manasseh
1543. gullah -- a basin, bowl
The Springing Fountain
The Open Fountain
Gihon, the Same with the Fountain of Siloam.
September the Twenty-Ninth the Fountain
There is a Fountain. GH No. 733.
For as a Fountain Within a Narrow Compass, is More Plentiful...
A Fountain Opened for Sin and Uncleanness.
A Fountain of Gardens, a Well of Living Waters, and Streams ...
Love in the Fountain and Love in the Stream are Both the Same
Glorious Fountain. CM
ThesaurusFountain (57 Occurrences)
... Only one fountain has been discovered at Jerusalem, the so-called "Virgins's Fountains,"
in the valley of Kidron; and only one well (Hebrews beer), the Bir Eyub ...
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Fountain-gate (3 Occurrences)
Jackal-fountain (1 Occurrence)
Enrogel (4 Occurrences)
En-rogel (4 Occurrences)
Fuller (5 Occurrences)
Capernaum (16 Occurrences)
Jordan (188 Occurrences)
Gihon (6 Occurrences)
Fount (1 Occurrence)
Bible ConcordanceFountain (57 Occurrences)
Mark 5:29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
John 4:6 Now Jacob's fountain was there. Jesus, being tired after his journey, was resting by the fountain. It was about the sixth hour.
John 4:11 The woman said to him, Sir, you have no vessel and the fountain is deep; from where will you get the living water?
John 4:12 Are you greater than our father Jacob who gave us the fountain and took the water of it himself, with his children and his cattle?
John 4:14 but whoever drinks any of the water that I shall give him will never, never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become a fountain within him of water springing up for the Life of the Ages."
James 3:11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
James 3:12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
Revelation 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
Genesis 16:7 The angel of Yahweh found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
Genesis 16:14 So that fountain was named, Fountain of Life and Vision: it is between Kadesh and Bered.
Genesis 24:13 Behold, I am standing by the fountain of water. And the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water.
Genesis 24:16 And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her. And she went down to the fountain, and filled her pitcher, and came up.
Genesis 24:29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the fountain.
Genesis 24:30 And it came to pass, when he saw the ring, and the bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me. That he came unto the man. And, behold, he was standing by the camels at the fountain.
Genesis 24:42 And I came this day unto the fountain, and said, O Jehovah, the God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go.
Genesis 24:43 Behold, I am standing by the fountain of water. And let it come to pass, that the maiden that cometh forth to draw, to whom I shall say, Give me, I pray thee, a little water from thy pitcher to drink.
Genesis 24:45 And before I had done speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder. And she went down unto the fountain, and drew. And I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee.
Genesis 49:22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, A fruitful bough by a fountain; His branches run over the wall.
Leviticus 11:36 Nevertheless a fountain or pit, wherein there is plenty of water, shall be clean: but that which toucheth their carcass shall be unclean.
Leviticus 12:7 and he shall offer it before Yahweh, and make atonement for her; and she shall be cleansed from the fountain of her blood. "'This is the law for her who bears, whether a male or a female.
Leviticus 20:18 "'If a man lies with a woman having her monthly period, and uncovers her nakedness; he has made naked her fountain, and she has uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people.
Numbers 21:18 The fountain made by the chiefs, made deep by the great ones of the people, with the law-givers' rod, and with their sticks. Then from the waste land they went on to Mattanah:
Deuteronomy 33:28 Israel dwells in safety; the fountain of Jacob alone, In a land of grain and new wine. Yes, his heavens drop down dew.
Joshua 15:9 And the border was drawn from the top of the hill unto the fountain of the water of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of mount Ephron; and the border was drawn to Baalah, which is Kirjathjearim:
Joshua 18:15 And the south quarter was from the uttermost part of Kiriath-jearim; and the border went out westward, and went out to the fountain of the waters of Nephtoah;
Judges 15:19 And God cleaveth the hollow place which 'is' in Lehi, and waters come out of it, and he drinketh, and his spirit cometh back, and he reviveth; therefore hath 'one' called its name 'The fountain of him who is calling,' which 'is' in Lehi unto this day.
1 Samuel 29:1 Now the Philistines gathered together all their armies to Aphek: and the Israelites pitched by a fountain which is in Jezreel.
2 Kings 3:25 And they beat down the cities; and on every good piece of land they cast every man his stone, and filled it; and they stopped all the fountains of water, and felled all the good trees; until there was left only Kir-hareseth with the stones of the wall thereof; so the slingers encompassed it, and smote it.
Nehemiah 2:13 And I went out by night by the valley-gate, even toward the jackal-fountain, and to the dung-gate; and I viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were in ruins, and its gates were consumed with fire.
Nehemiah 2:14 Then I went on to the gate of the fountain, and to the king's pool: but there was no place for the beast that was under me to pass.
Nehemiah 3:15 But the gate of the fountain repaired Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the ruler of part of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and the wall of the pool of Siloah by the king's garden, and unto the stairs that go down from the city of David.
Nehemiah 12:37 And at the fountain gate, which was over against them, they went up by the stairs of the city of David, at the going up of the wall, above the house of David, even unto the water gate eastward.
Psalms 36:9 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
Psalms 68:26 Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.
Psalms 74:15 Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up mighty rivers.
Psalms 84:6 Those passing through a valley of weeping, A fountain do make it, Blessings also cover the director.
Psalms 114:8 Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.
Proverbs 5:15 Let water from your store and not that of others be your drink, and running water from your fountain.
Proverbs 5:18 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
Proverbs 10:11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life; But violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
Proverbs 13:14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
Proverbs 14:27 The fear of Yahweh is a fountain of life, turning people from the snares of death.
Proverbs 16:22 Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, but the punishment of fools is their folly.
Proverbs 18:4 The words of a man's mouth are like deep waters. The fountain of wisdom is like a flowing brook.
Proverbs 25:26 A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.
Ecclesiastes 12:6 Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
Song of Songs 4:12 A locked up garden is my sister, my bride; a locked up spring, a sealed fountain.
Song of Songs 4:15 a fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, flowing streams from Lebanon.
Isaiah 48:1 Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah; who swear by the name of Jehovah, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness.
Jeremiah 2:13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
Jeremiah 6:7 As a fountain casteth out her waters, so she casteth out her wickedness: violence and spoil is heard in her; before me continually is grief and wounds.
Jeremiah 9:1 Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!
Jeremiah 17:13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.
Jeremiah 51:36 Therefore thus says Yahweh: Behold, I will plead your cause, and take vengeance for you; and I will dry up her sea, and make her fountain dry.
Hosea 13:15 Though he is fruitful among his brothers, an east wind will come, the breath of Yahweh coming up from the wilderness; and his spring will become dry, and his fountain will be dried up. He will plunder the storehouse of treasure.
Joel 3:18 It will happen in that day, that the mountains will drop down sweet wine, the hills will flow with milk, all the brooks of Judah will flow with waters, and a fountain will come forth from the house of Yahweh, and will water the valley of Shittim.
Zechariah 13:1 In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.
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