The Temple and the Spring...
In the quote above, Jesus was talking to the Samaritan woman about the kind of water He could give her to drink...‘living water’ that would not only totally quench her deepest thirst, but ‘spring up’ from within her also!
When Jesus demonstrated to her that this amazing living water was springing up from within Him as He disclosed secrets about her life, she started in with a discussion (or argument) that raged between Jews and Samaritans at that time about where they should worship.
She said, “you Jews say that IN Jerusalem is The Place where we should worship” (note: not “Jerusalem is the place”) indicating that she was aware of the nickname for the site which had become known since patriarchal times as, The Place. In the Old Testament Hebrew of the patriarchal narratives, this was HaMakom—The Place. It was where Abraham surrendered Isaac and where Jacob had had his dream ‘and called the place (HaMakom), Bethel’ (Beit-El—House of God).
Because the temple was in the City of David somewhere above Gihon Spring (and not on what falsely became called Temple Mount), it had ‘living water’ springing up within it, just as He promised believers (as His new temple or dwelling place in the earth) would have.
For more on this fascinating subject read 'THE PLACE HaMakom; where Jerusalem's temple stood'