About Us
Christianity FAQ
Who was the woman at the well in the Bible?
Written by Tom Ehrich

This incident recorded in John 4.1-42 was a pivotal moment for Jesus. By interacting with this “Samaritan woman” (never named) as he did, Jesus revealed several critical dimensions of his messiahship.

Finally, many of the Samaritan villagers came to believe in Jesus, at first because of the woman's testimony, but then because “we have heard for ourselves.” Thus it happens that people come to believe, as the Samaritans said, “this is truly the Savior of the world.”