This map shows Sychar, the location where
Jesus encountered the Samarian Woman at Jacob’s well.
Sychar lies on the most direct route between Jerusalem and Galilee,
in the narrow pass between
Mt. Ebal (3080 ft. elev.) and Mt. Gerizim (2890 ft. elev.),
north of the Dead Sea and
south of the Sea of Galilee
to the west of the Jordan River.
(John 4: 5-6): “So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there;...”
This detail of a map comes from a larger map from an amazing book, Biblica: The Bible Atlas, A Social and Historical Journey through the Lands of the Bible, Chief Consultant, Barry J. Beitzel, Global Book Publishing, Lane Cove, Australia, 2006.
Map Orientation: West at the top.
Sebastian Münster of Basel (1489-1442), ca. 1540, Brandeis University, Muriel and Jermemy Josse collection of Holy Land maps. http://brandeisspecialcollections.blogspot.com/2012/11/muriel-and-jeremy-josse-collection-of.html