Garo Nalbandian

“Gushing spring” aptly translates the name of Jerusalem’s famous Gihon Spring. Located on the eastern flank of the City of David, the spring flows from beneath the stairs, which are probably medieval in origin. As the city’s only freshwater source, the Gihon Spring probably determined the original location of Jerusalem. Its waters were later directed into Jerusalem’s three ancient water systems. The Gihon was also the place where the prophet Nathan anointed King Solomon (1 Kings 1:32–40).