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Jacob's Well situated on the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.
And Jacob came safely [to] the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan aram, and he encamped before the city. And he bought the part of the field where he had pitched his tent from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem, for a hundred kesitas.
"and he encamped before the city" וַיִּחַן אֶת פְּנֵי הָעִיר, "vayichan et penei hair"
So the plot of land that Joseph inherited from his father Jacob, and in which his bones are buried (Joshua 24:32) seems to be the principle Sabbath area !
And more : It is established right at the entrance of Sabbath.
If you restrain your foot because of the Sabbath, from performing your affairs on My holy day, and you call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord honored, and you honor it by not doing your wonted ways, by not pursuing your affairs and speaking words. .
Then, you shall delight with the Lord, and I will cause you to ride on the high places of the land, and I will give you to eat the heritage of Jacob your father, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
And what is the import of this?
Jesus was buried on the eve of Sabbath at sunset ...
The central theme of John 4 being the well, Greek "pègè".
LXX translates the "ed" of Genesis 2:6 with "pègè"; John seeming to allude to that.
The "ed" being the principle of resurrection.
Rashi on Genesis 2:7,
but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
The Sabbath area being an inheritance without boundaries ...
The story of Jacob's well may not have been featured in the Old Testament, but there may be evidence for the antiquity of the story to be found recorded in Greek mythology. Read the myth of Sisyphus and Asopus, with Sisyphus as Joseph, Asopus as Jacob, Corinth as Shechem, and the Acrocorinth as Mt. Ebal. In the Greek myth, which is older than Ezra, Asopus grants Sisyphus a spring on the mountain for revealing to him certain divine secrets. See http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/showthread.php?143784-Joseph-us-Compared-to-Sisyphus there are many mysterious "coincidences" between the two stories that you may find intriguing. If you find these similarities compelling, then you may have cause to believe that the story of Jacob's well was not lately invented by the writers of the New Testament, but was, in fact circulating already in Old Testament times. Check it out, and see what you think.
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