Jacob's well church
Jacob's Well is located at the entrance of Nablus.
Jacob (pbuh), on his return from
bought a plot of land from Hanor for "a hundred
pieces of silver" ( Genesis 33:19 ), on which
pitched his tent and dug a 35
meter deep well
for himself, his children and his flocks.
Since that time , the well has
been known as
Jacob's well . Tradition states that it
was at this
well that Jesus (pbuh) met the Samaritan woman
and asked her for water to
drink, the well has
been an object of pilgrimage since then.
The old church over the well was destroyed but
restored by Crusaders . Today
stands within the walled complex of
the Greek Orthodox Monastery.