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Jacob's Well, Nablus

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A place connected to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Jacob's Well attracts thousands of pilgrims annually. According to tradition, this is where Jacob set his tent before coming into the city, and where he built an altar. In the Bible, Jesus talked to the Samaritan woman on this site. Today, a church stands above the well; to get there you need to go down the stairs and into the crypt. Note the church's mosaics and icons, the work of its priest. Use our Nablus day trip planning site to arrange your visit to Jacob's Well and other attractions in Nablus.
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  • The well is located in the lower level inside a beautiful Orthodox church. The arts done by the monk who are still living there are amazing. The monk is friendly and welcoming. Unfortunately, my...  more »
  • A must see in Palestine. Jacobs Well — Jacob and the twelve tribes — his well is here. The original. There is a monk there for 40 yrs who has done the paintings in the lower level by the well. Go...  more »
  • I loved Jacobs well. This the only well in the area. The Samaritan woman gave Jesus a drink from the well breaking a law because Jesus was a Jew. He said I will give you living he does for each of us. Not many visitors go to Jacobs well, please go very historic.
  • DO NOT VISIT!!!!!!!!!!!! The priest who "works" here is probably the rudest and least Christian man I have ever met in my life. He screams at each group of tour groups to get out as soon as possible. He permits no photos of the actual well or well room. He refused all attempts at polite conversation. He accused me of being a "Jewish settler" (I'm a Punjabi - and said they had killed one of his priests - so I needed to get out of the church. I'm pretty sure this was plain and simple racism. He is a bully and a biggot, and he is the person this church has appointed to work with visitors every single day (I asked). He is too insecure to even say whether or not he is from Nablus. This church has no brochure, printed information, or posted rules for visitors - instead it seems he arbitrarily enforces when he sees fit. And he deliberately screams and acts physically intimidating and threatening when he does so. Is this his path to salvation? Truly awful experience when you pay to travel halfway around the world to be treated in this way.
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