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Sabil Abu Nabbut (Tabitha’s Well)

  • Address
    Zvi Herman Segal St, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
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  • What to see
    Public Ottoman fountain


Ottoman-style public fountain, erected in 1815 by the former governor of Jaffa, Muhammad Abu Nabbut, for the use of merchants and pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem. It was built with stone and marble and crowned with domes, and forms part of the public works of the Ottoman era to improve communications.

A tradition states that in this place there is the so-called “well of Tabitha” (also called Dorcas), a woman mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles, the only one to whom the Bible gives the name of “disciple”. She was a Jewish lady from Jaffa, whom Peter resurrected by imitating Jesus of Nazaret.

Photo Credit: Way To Jerusalem

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