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Gerizim, Mount

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  • GERIZIM, MOUNT — (Heb. הַר גְּרִזִּים), mountain in Ereẓ Israel, S. of Shechem. After crossing the Jordan River, the children of Israel were commanded to build a stone altar on Mt. Ebal, to engrave upon it all the words of this law (Deut. 27:4–8), and to set the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Gerizim, Mount — ▪ mountain, West Bank Arabic  Jabal Al Ṭūr,  Hebrew  Har Gerizim        mountain located in the West Bank just south of Nāblus, near the site of biblical Shechem. In modern times it was incorporated as part of the British mandate of Palestine… …   Universalium

  • Mount Gerizim — Old view of Mount Gerizim Mount Gerizim (Samaritan Hebrew Ar garízim, Arabic جبل جرزيم Jabal Jarizīm, Tiberian Hebrew הַר גְּרִזִּים Har Gərizzîm, Standard Hebrew הַר גְּרִיזִּים Har Gərizzim) is one of the two mountains in the immediate vicinity …   Wikipedia

  • Mount Ebal — Ebal redirects here. For the California high school athletic league, see East Bay Athletic League. Mount Ebal (Arabic: جبل عيبال‎ Jabal ‘Aybāl; Hebrew: הר עיבל‎ Har ‘Eival) is one of the two mountains in the immediate vicinity of the Palestinian… …   Wikipedia

  • Mount Sinai — For the Biblical Mount Sinai, and a discussion of its possible locations, see Biblical Mount Sinai. For other places with the same name, see Mount Sinai (disambiguation). Mount Sinai View from the summit of Mount Sinai …   Wikipedia

  • Gerizim —    A mountain of Samaria, about 3,000 feet above the Mediterranean. It was on the left of the valley containing the ancient town of Shechem (q.v.), on the way to Jerusalem. It stood over against Mount Ebal, the summits of these mountains being… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Biblical Mount Sinai — The Biblical Mount Sinai is an ambiguously located mountain at which the Hebrew Bible states that the Ten Commandments were given to Moses by God. [http://home.aol.com/lazera/torah.htm] In certain biblical passages these events are described as… …   Wikipedia

  • Shechem — /shee keuhm, kem, shek euhm, em/, n. a town of ancient Palestine, near the city of Samaria; occupied by Israel 1967 96; since 1996 under Palestinian self rule: first capital of the northern kingdom of Israel. Modern name, Nablus. * * * ▪ ancient… …   Universalium

  • Israel — /iz ree euhl, ray /, n. 1. a republic in SW Asia, on the Mediterranean: formed as a Jewish state May 1948. 5,534,672; 7984 sq. mi. (20,679 sq. km). Cap.: Jerusalem. 2. the people traditionally descended from Jacob; the Hebrew or Jewish people. 3 …   Universalium

  • Palestine — /pal euh stuyn / for 1, 2; /pal euh steen / for 3, n. 1. Also called Holy Land. Biblical name, Canaan. an ancient country in SW Asia, on the E coast of the Mediterranean. 2. a former British mandate (1923 48) comprising part of this country,… …   Universalium

  • Nablus — /nab leuhs, nah bleuhs/, n. modern name of Shechem. * * * ▪ city in the West Bank also spelled  Nābulus  or  Nablus , Greek  Neapolis , Hebrew  Shekhem   city in the West Bank. It lies in an enclosed, fertile valley and is the market centre of a… …   Universalium

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