Easton's Bible Dictionary
Fountain of the crier, the name of the spring in Lehi which burst forth in answer to Samson's prayer when he was exhausted with the slaughter of the Philistines (Judges 15:19 ). It has been identified with the spring 'Ayun Kara, near Zoreah.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(ehn-hak' kohr rih) Place name meaning, “spring of the partridge” or “spring of the caller.” Place where God gave Samson water from the jawbone he had used to kill a thousand Philistines (Judges 15:18-19 ). It is near Lehi, or literally translated, “Jawbone,” which is probably near Beth-shemesh.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
EN-HAKKORE (‘spring of the partridge’; cf. 1 Samuel 26:20 , Jeremiah 17:11 ). The name of a fountain at Lehi ( Judges 15:19 ). The narrator (J [Note: Jahwist.] ) of the story characteristically connects hakkôrç with the word yikrâ (‘he called’) of Judges 15:18 , and evidently interprets ‘En-hakkôrç as ‘the spring of him that called.’ The whole narrative is rather obscure, and the tr. [Note: translate or translation.] in some instances doubtful. The situation of En-hakkôrç is also quite uncertain.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Fountain of him that called or prayed
- (hak' koh rih) TEV reading of En-hakkore
(Judges 15:19 ), translating En as spring. See En-hakkore
(‘spring of the partridge’; cf
- " This spring he called En-hakkore
, the fountain of him that prayed
- Thus the frequency of the Hebrew root En, meaning spring, in place names: En-dor (Joshua 17:11 ); En-eglaim (Ezekiel 47:10 ); En-gannim (Joshua 15:34 ); En-gedi (Joshua 15:62 ); En-haddah (Joshua 19:21 ); En-hakkore
(Judges 15:19 ); En-hazor (Joshua 19:37 ); En-rimmon; (Nehemiah 11:29 ); En-rogel and En-shemesh (Joshua 15:7 ); and En-tappuah (Joshua 17:7 )
- Ramath-Lehi (‘the height of Lehi’) is taken to mean ‘the casting away of the jawbone’; En-hakkore
(‘Partridge spring’), ‘the spring of him who called’; and incidents are suggested to explain the supposed meanings
- 15: Samson’s burning of the Philistines’ fields by sending into them foxes with burning torches tied to their tails ( Judges 15:1-8 ); the Philistines attack Judah in consequence, but the men of Judah bind Samson with the purpose of delivering him up; he, however, breaks his bonds, and kills a thousand Philistines with the jawhone of an ass ( Judges 15:1-9 ); the remaining verses describe the miracle of the origin of the spring in En-hakkore
( Judges 15:18-20 )