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en-shemesh in Easton's Bible Dictionary

fountain of the sun a spring which formed one of the landmarks on the boundary between Judah and Benjamin (Josh. 15:7; 18:17). It was between the "ascent of Adummim" and the spring of En-rogel, and hence was on the east of Jerusalem and of the Mount of Olives. It is the modern 'Ain-Haud i.e., the "well of the apostles" about a mile east of Bethany, the only spring on the road to Jericho. The sun shines on it the whole day long.

en-shemesh in Smith's Bible Dictionary

(fountain of the sun), a spring which formed one of the landmarks on the north boundary of Judah, #Jos 15:7| and the south boundary of Benjamin, #Jos 18:17| perhaps Ain Haud or Ain-Chot --the "well of apostles" --about a mile below Bethany.

en-shemesh in Schaff's Bible Dictionary

EN-SHE'MESH (*fountain of the Sun), a spring between Judah and Benjamin, Josh 15:7; Josh 18:17; probably the same as that now called the "Apostle's Spring," about 1 1/2 miles east of Bethany, and the first halting-place for travellers from Jerusalem to Jericho.