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Mount Gerizim
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Mount Gerizim
Gerizim, Mount (הַר גְּרִזִים‎, har gerizim; ὄρος Γαριζιν, oros Garizin). A mountain in central Palestine with historic, strategic, and religious significance.
Mount Gerizim, Archaeology of
Gerizim, Mount, Archaeology of (הַר גְּרִזִים‎, har gerizim, ὄρος Γαριζιν, oros Garizin). Reviews the archaeological explorations of Mount Gerizim, a mountain in central Palestine.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gerizim, Mount (Place)
GERIZIM, MOUNT (PLACE) [Heb har gĕrizzı̂m (הַר גְּרִזִּים)]. A place known today as Jebel et-Tor (M.R. 176179) located just SW of the ancient city of Shechem. It lies on the S side of the Nablus valley, with Mt. Ebal standing opposite it on the N. Its valley became an important E-W pass and road. The
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Mount Gerizim
Mount Gerizim. See Gerizim, Mount.
Gerizim, Mount
Gerizim, Mount. Mountain (modern Jebel et-Tor) from which the blessings were to be pronounced just as the cursings were to come from Mt Ebal (Dt 11:29). The two mountains designated by God were opposite each other, and the setting was a memorable one with six tribes positioned on Mt Gerizim and six on
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gerizim
Gerizim gerʹə-zim, MOUNT [Heb. har gerizîm]; AV also GARIZIM (2 Macc. 5:23; 6:2). Modern Jebel eṭ-Ṭôr, about 3 km (2 mi) NW of Shechem.Mt. Gerizim (868 m, 2849 ft) stands almost exactly in the center of Palestine W of the Jordan. Together with Mt. Ebal to the north, it commands the Nâblus Valley,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gerizim, Mount
GERIZIM, MOUNT Mountain (modern Jebel et-Tor) from which the blessings were to be pronounced, just as the cursings were to come from Mt Ebal (Dt 11:29). The two mountains designated by God were opposite each other, and the setting was a memorable one with six tribes positioned on Mt Gerizim and six on
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gerizim, Mount
Gerizim (gair´uh-zim), Mount, the mountain (summit 2800 feet above sea level) opposite Mount Ebal in the central Samaritan highlands. Shechem lies in the pass between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim, at the intersection of main north-south and east-west roads. Deut. 11:29; 27:12; and Josh. 8:33 portray
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gerizim
GERIZIM. A mountain 2, 849 feet high in central Palestine S of the valley in which the city of Schechem was located. It is sometimes called the mount of blessing because Moses directed that the blessings were to be read from Gerizim while the curses were to be read from Mount Ebal on the opposite side
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Gerizim
GERIZIM. The more southerly of the two mountains which overshadow the modern town of Nablus, 4 km NW of ancient Shechem, called Jebel eṭ-Ṭôr in Arabic. It has been called the mount of blessing, because here the blessings for obedience were pronounced at the solemn assembly of Israel described in Jos.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gerizim
Gerizim (Heb. gĕrizɩ̂m), MOUNTA mountain 3 km. (1.9 mi.) NW of Shechem and 48 km. (30 mi.) N of Jerusalem. The summit, at 880 m. (2887 ft.), may be reached by a path from the Samaritan quarter of Nablus at the northern foot of the mount.Mt. Gerizim is explicitly mentioned four times in the OT. God’s
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gerizim, Mount
GERIZIM [gĕrˊə zĭm], MOUNT (Heb. har gerizîm). A mountain in north-central Palestine (modern Jebel eṭ-Ṭôr) with an elevation of 881 m. (2890 ft.), located directly south of Mt. Ebal and forming with it an important pass between Shechem to the east and Samaria to the west. Modern Nablus nestles
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Gerizim (Place)
GERIZIM (MOUNT) A hill rising to 2,849 feet above sea level and commanding, together with Mount Ebal to the north, the entrance to the narrow valley of Nablus (Neapolis, ancient Shechem). As this pass gave the only access from east to west into the mountains of Ephraim and was situated on the main road
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Gerizim
Ger´izim (cutters), a limestone mountain, 2855 feet high (800 feet above the valley at its foot), in Ephraim, near Shechem (Sychar), from which the blessings were read to the Israelites on entering Canaan. [See Ebal.] According to the traditions of the Samaritans it was here that Abraham sacrificed Isaac,
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