Ænon is a Greek word coming from a Hebrew term "ay-yin". It means "spring" or "natural fountain", and was a place near Salem where John the Baptist baptized (John 3:23). Its probable location was near the upper source of the Wadi Far'ah, an open valley extending from Mount Ebal to the Jordan River which is full of springs. There is a now place called Ainun four miles north of the springs.
- Αίνών ένθα νύν ό Σαπσαφάς: Ænon, where now is Sapsaphas
- Βέθαβαρά το τού άγίου Ιωάννου τού βαπτίσματος: Bethabara, the place of baptism of St. John