Lynch, Narrative of the United States’ Expedition, p. 294. From the general description of the camp pitched by Lynch, a half mile south of the spring but “immediately in line with, but some little distance from where the fountain stream of Ain Jidy descends the mountain side” (p. 289), we can see that the “Essene caves” were on the southeastern side of the scarp slope of the Shakarat an Najjar (1:100,000–186096), that is, on the northwestern scarp face of the Nahal Arugot.