Elisha heals the waters of Jericho
And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is naught, and the ground barren.
And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought it to him.
And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the LORD, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land.
So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake.
The water of Jericho continues to be a source of clean water for its inhabitants.
The Jericho Natural Mineral Water Co. continues to produce bottled water from natural springs at the foot of the Mount of Temptation near historic Jericho, from which an estimated 4500 litres of water bubble up from under the ground each minute. This water is for sale in the West Bank and Jordan, and is certified by the Palestinian Standards Institution and the International Bottled Water Association.