Places of Section 2

The Jordan Valley

14. Gerizim - (Mount Gerizim)

The famous mountains of Gerizim (Gabal at-Tor) and Ebal (Gabal Islamiya) are listed twice on the Madaba map: above and beneath the plane of Nablus/Shechem and at the edge of the mountains northwest of Jericho.


Gerizim (Deut 11:29), is the mountain on which stood those who recited the blessings [Jerome mistakenly writes: the curses], near Mount Gebal of which we spoke above. (Eusebius, Onomasticon 64:16-17; Jerome 65:16-17)

Map Section 2 Ancient Sources Discussion


Photo: It is presently unknown which elevation
in the proximity of Jericho might represent the Byzantine Gerizim.

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