Yehuda Rapuano

Another candidate for the site of the baptism. A tradition dating no earlier than Crusader times places the site of the baptism about one mile west of Ein Yael, at Ein Hanniya, where a thin stream of water flows out of the hillside and falls to a pool below. A classical style niche above the spring led the 19th-century explorer Victor Guerin to suggest that the site was a Christian oratory (place of prayer) and that the niche may have heed a statue of Philip. Ein Hanniya’s springhouse bears little resemblance to the icon representation.