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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Salim (2)

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Lieut. Conder (Tent Work, 1:92) advocates the position of this place at Salim, four miles east of Nablufs, urging the abundance of water there, and the presence of a village, Ainun (AEnon), seven and a half miles to the north-east; and Tristram (Bible Places, page 192) likewise accepts this situation for similar reasons, adding that "it is close to one of the old main lines of road from Jerusalem to Galilee." "The head-springs are found in an open valley surrounded by desolate and shapeless hills. The water gushes out over a stony bed, and flows rapidly down in a fine stream surrounded by bushes of oleander. The supply is perennial, and a continual succession of little springs occurs along the bed of the valley, so that the current becomes the principal western affluent of Jordan south of the Vale of Jezreel. The valley is open in most parts of its course, and we find the the wo requisites for the scene of baptism of a multitude an open space and abundance of water" (Conder). Salim itself is described in the Memoirs accompanying the Ordnance Survey (2:230) as "a small village, resembling the rest, but evidently ancient, having rock-cut tombs, cisterns, and a tank. Olive-trees surround it; on the north are two springs, three quarters of a mile from the village."

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Salim (2)'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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