“Elisha’s Spring” is the Biblical oriented name given to Ain es-Sultan, the spring next to Tel el-Sultan / Biblical Jericho. Local tradition identifies the spring as the site where Elisha the prophet purified the water of Jericho:
“Elisha.. was staying in Jericho.. The people of the city said to Elisha, “Look, our lord, this town is well situated, as you can see, but the water is bad and the land is unproductive.”
“Bring me a new bowl,” he said, “and put salt in it.” So they brought it to him. Then he went out to the spring and threw the salt into it, saying, “This is what the Lord says: ‘I have healed this water. Never again will it cause death or make the land unproductive.’” And the water has remained pure to this day, according to the word Elisha had spoken.” (II Kings 2:18-22).
ʿEin as-Sulṭān also ʿAin Sulṭān Camp ( Arabic: مخيّم عين سلطان) is a village and Palestinian refugee camp in the Jericho Governorate in the eastern West Bank situated in the Jordan Valley, located 1 kilometer north-west of Jericho near the spring ʿEin as-Sulṭān. ʿEin as-Sulṭān had a population of over 1,469 inhabitants in mid-year 2006.
Points of Interest in the Area
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