En-hak'kore (Hebrews Eyn hak-kore', ין הקּורֵא, fountain of to caller; Sept. Πηγὴ τοῦ ἐπικαλουμένου), a name given by Samson to the spring that burst forth in answer to his prayer in a dell of Lehi, when he was exhausted with the slaughter of the Philistines (Jg 15:19). The word מִכתֵּשׁ, maktesh', which in the narrative denotes the "hollow place" (literally the "mortar") or socket in the jaw, and also that for the "jaw" itself, lechi, are both names of places. SEE LEHI. Van de Velde (Memoir, page 343) endeavors to identify Lehi with Tell el-Lekiyeh, 4 miles N. of Beersheba, and En-lakkore with the large spring between the tell and Khewelfeh. But Samson's adventures appear to have been confined to a narrow circle, and there is no ground for extending them to a distance of some 30 miles from Gaza, which Lekiyeh is, even in a straight line. It appears to have been the same place later known (Ne 11:29) as EN-RIMMON SEE EN- RIMMON (q.v.).

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