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Sychar
A town in Samaria where Jesus talked to the Samaritan woman.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Sychar
Sychar. Town in Samaria, mentioned in the Bible only in John 4:5. Generally the name has been taken as a variant form of the Greek transliteration of the Hebrew name Shechem. Many scholars favor an identification with the present-day village of Askar, which is located at the southeast foot of Mt Ebal,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Sychar
Sychar siʹkär [Gk. Sychar] (Jn. 4:5). A village of Samaria where Jacob’s Well was located, “near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph” (Jn. 4:5f.). This “field” is apparently the one at Schechem referred to in Gen. 33:18f and Josh. 24:32, called a “mountain slope” (Heb. šeḵem) in Gen. 48:22.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Sychar
SYCHAR Town in Samaria, mentioned in the Bible only in John 4:5. The name has been taken as a variant form of the Greek transliteration of the Hebrew name Shechem. Many scholars favor an identification with the present-day village of Askar, which is located at the southeast foot of Mt Ebal, about one-half
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Sychar
Sychar (si´kahr), according to the Gospel of John, a village in Samaria where Jesus spoke with the Samaritan women (4:5–42). It was located near a field reputedly given by Jacob to his son Joseph (4:5), with a well still active in Jesus’s time (4:6). The actual site of the village is disputed, but most
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Sychar
SYCHAR. A city of Samaria “near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph” (Gen 48:21–22), near Jacob’s well (Jn 4:5). The name does not occur elsewhere in either the OT or the NT. Some have identified Sychar with >Askar, which lies at the foot of Mount Ebal, on the caravan route between
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Sychar
SYCHAR. The Samaritan town whence the woman came to fetch water from Jacob’s well, where she met Jesus who taught her the nature of spiritual worship (Jn. 4). Sychar is commonly identified with Askar, a village 1 km N of Jacob’s well, on the E slope of Mt Ebal.A. R. Millard.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Sychar
Sychar (Gk. Sychár)The city in Samaria at which Jesus spoke with a Samaritan woman (John 4:5). The Gospel situates Sychar near the field which Jacob gave to his son Joseph (Gen. 33:18–19; Josh. 24:32 mention the field, but not Sychar), and notes that Jacob’s Well was there (John 4:6). Despite the fact
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Sychar
Sychar [sīˊkär] (Gk. Sychar). A city in Samaria said to be the location of Jacob’s well and to be “near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph” (John 4:5–6). It was by this well that Jesus talked with a Samaritan woman about “living water” (vv. 7–26). The “field” spoken of may be the gift
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Sychar
Sy´char, a place named only in John 4:5. Sychar was either a name applied to the town of Shechem or it was an independent place. The first of these alternatives is now almost universally accepted. [Shechem.]
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Sychar
SY´CHAR (sīʹkar). Sychar has been identified with Shechem. It is now commonly located at the site of the village of ‘Askar, on the eastern slope of Ebal, almost two miles ENE from Nablus, about a half mile N of Jacob’s well, and a short distance SE of Shechem.For this the first evidence we get is at
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Sychar
Sycharliar or drunkard (see Isa. 28:1, 7), has been from the time of the Crusaders usually identified with Sychem or Shechem (John 4:5). It has now, however, as the result of recent explorations, been identified with ‘Askar, a small Samaritan town on the southern base of Ebal, about a mile to the north
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Sychar
SycharSychar (sīʹkahr), according to John 4:5, a village in Samaria where Jesus spoke with the Samaritan women (John 4:5–42). John 4:5 locates the village near a field reputedly given by Jacob to his son Joseph, with a well still active in Jesus’ time (4:6). The actual site of the village is disputed,
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