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The Messiah Of Elelohe-Israel

Shortly after the LORD (see the Fact Finder question below to understand who "the LORD God" was and is) renamed Jacob as "Israel" (see The Origin Of 'Israel'), Jacob arrived in Samaria where he purchased a field and dug a well i.e. "Jacob's well was there." Nearby, Jacob built an altar to the LORD, calling it "Elelohe-Israel," meaning The Almighty is the God of Israel - a personal statement of faith and obedience, considering that the LORD had just given the name "Israel" to Jacob. Israel didn't yet exist in a national (there was no nation called Israel) or family (Jacob's children, from whom the Israelites began, were still then just that, children) way.

"33:18 And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padanaram; and pitched his tent before the city. 33:19 And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for an hundred pieces of money. 33:20 And he erected there an altar, and called it Elelohe-Israel." (Genesis 33:18-20 KJV)

Centuries later, with Samaria located between Judea in the south and Galilee in the north, The Messiah stopped at Jacob's well for rest and refreshment.

"4:5 Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 4:6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour [i.e. about noon; see Hours Of The Day]" (John 4:5-6 KJV)

"Jacob's well was there"

Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah of all people, of all nations. That lesson was made evident in His words to a non-Israelite "Samaritan" woman (see The Samaritans Of Israel). True "Israel" are those who recognize and obey the LORD.

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"4:7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. 4:8 For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.

4:9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

4:11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? 4:12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?

4:13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life [see Living Waters].

4:15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.

4:16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.

4:17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband.

Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: 4:18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.

4:19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet [see The Rising Of The Prophet]. 4:20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.

4:21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. 4:22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

4:25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.

4:26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he." (John 4:7-26 KJV)

Fact Finder: Who was it that gave Jacob the name Israel - God, or the Son of God?
See 'Before Abraham Was, I AM' and 'The God Of The Old Testament'

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