Well of Abraham (building)

URI https://medievalmideast.org/place/17045

in Asklelon

Names

  • Arabic: بئر إبراهيم = Biʾr Ibrāhīm 1
  • Hebrew: ביר אברהם = BYR ʾBRHM 2
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Event DescriptionDate
Event mentioned by Ibn Baṭṭūṭa. 1 before 1354 CE1354-1356early 1180 A.H. / 17661997
Events mentioned by Benjamin of Tudela 2 before c.1170c.117313th C1907

Sources

  • 1Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, Riḥlat Ibn Baṭṭūṭa: al-musammāt Tuḥfat al-niẓār fī gharāʾib al-amṣār wa-ʿajāʾib al-asfār, edited by ʿAbd al-Hādī al-Tāzī (al-Ribāṭ: Akādīmiyyat al-Mamlaka al-Maghribiyya, 1417 H [1996-97]), 1:254 [Arabic].
    • Abraham, well of: H. A. R. Gibb, C. F. Beckingham, and A. D. H. Bivar, trans., The Travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354 (London: The Hakluyt Society, 1958-2000), I, 81 [English].
  • 2Bir Abraham: Marcus N. Adler, ed., The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela (London: Frowde, 1907), 44 [Hebrew with English translation].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson and Liran Yadgar, “Well of Abraham” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021, https://medievalmideast.org/place/17045.

Additional credit information:

  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML; categorization, matching, Arabic collection and transliteration from Ibn Baṭṭūṭa's travel account; and Hebrew transliteration from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue
  • Liran Yadgar: place categorization; abstract; and categorization, matching, Hebrew collection from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue
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