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SAMARITAN WOMAN: Why did she came alone to fetch water at noon?

Why did the Samaritan woman came alone from a long distance to fetch water at noon? (Jn 4:7).

The women in Samaria would not allow her to get water from their wells because of her terrible reputation (Jn 4:18). Though the usual time to approach the well was in the morning or evening, she could reach there only by noon because of the long distance she had to walk.

Another view is that she was not from the city of Samaria but a Samaritan living in the locality. Since other women abhored her coming with them to the well in the morning or evening, she might have chosen the noon time so as to be alone to fetch water without any nuisance posed by the presence of others.


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