1 In that day a fountain shall be open to the House of David and the inhabitants of Yerushalayim for purging and cleansing.
ba-YOM ha-HU yih-YEH ma-KOR nif-TAKH l’-VAYT da-VEED ul-yo-sh’-VAY y’-ru-sha-LA-im l’-kha-TAT ul-ni-DAH
א בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא יִהְיֶה מָקוֹר נִפְתָּח לְבֵית דָּוִיד וּלְיֹשְׁבֵי יְרוּשָׁלָ ִם לְחַטַּאת וּלְנִדָּה׃
13:1 In that day a fountain shall be open
This chapter describes the upcoming purification of Yehuda and Yisrael, as the impure spirit is removed from the land. The purification will take place in Yerushalayim through the waters of a fountain that will gush up from the earth and stream over the countryside, purifying the people and the land. Although it is not explicitly named as such, perhaps the source of this fountain is Jerusalem’s Gichon spring where Shlomo was anointed (I Kings 1:38-39), and which provided drinking water as well as irrigation for the gardens in the nearby Kidron valley.The Gichon spring was also one of the rivers that flowed from the Garden of Eden mentioned in Sefer Bereishit (2:13).