The name of the spring is Phillipus Spring, the Christian and historical character. Phillipus was a member of the dawn of the Christian religion. He was Jewish, and serving in the church revealed him as a possibility to support himself. So he became a servant - a deacon. An ancient road passed through Ein Haniya from Jerusalem to the southern coastal plain. Caravans were parked there. Tradition says that a merchant from Ethiopia camped there and was baptized by Phillipus. This is how Christianity came to Ethiopia.