Near the pedestrian mall in Beer Sheva's Old City they have recently built this pretend-acqueduct.
One end is a pool of water.
The other end is here at the water wheel.
It clatters around and around,
moving a few drops of water.
It was, of course, to the Negev and to Beer Sheva that Abraham our father came thousands of years ago.
The story about his wells in Beer Sheva is worth reading -- in Genesis 21:22-34.
Or here is a summary from The Jewish Magazine:
Abraham was allowed to settle on the lands of king Avimelek, who ruled the land of Gerar. But they entered a dispute about a well which Abraham used but which had been taken by Avimelek's servants. Abraham dug a new well at Be'er Sheva and gave Avimelek seven lambs to enforce the oath to be peaceful towards each other. The well was dubbed Be'er Sheva (be'er means 'well' and sheva can be interpreted as 'seven' or 'oath.').
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