("fount of him who cried".) (See LEHI.) It burst out at Samson's, cry, when athirst after slaying a thousand Philistines with a donkey's jawbone (Judges 15:19
; Psalms 34:6
). As the rocky precipice was named Lehi, "the jawbone," so the hollow place in the rock was named Maktesh, "the tooth hollow." Samson cried to Jehovah ("God of grace"), and Elohim ("God of nature") split the hollow place at Lehi, so that water came out of it, as at Horeb and Kadesh (Exodus 17:6
; Numbers 20:8
; Numbers 20:11
), and the fountain was called "the fount of him who cried in Lehi."