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Sirah, the well of

Whence Joab recalled Abner to murder him at Hebron (2 Samuel 3:16; 2 Samuel 3:26). On the northern road from Hebron by which Abner would naturally return through Bahurim to Mahanaim. Ain Sara, a "spring and reservoir" on the western side of the ancient northern road, one mile out of Hebron, may represent Sirah. Sirah and Sara mean alike "withdrawn," referring to the fact that the spring is withdrawn. from the high road at the end of a little alley with dry stone walls, under a stone arch (Israel Exploration Quarerly Statement, July, 1878, p. 121).

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'sirah, the well of' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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