Places of Section 5

Mount Ephraim and Benjamin

39. The (place) of Joseph - (Qabr an-Nabi Yusuf)

Two black, burnt lines of inscription commemorate the place of Joseph.
Balanus, that is, the oak, of Shechem (Judg 9: 6), where Abimelech was made king. It is shown in the suburbs of Neapolis, beside the tomb of Joseph. (Eusebius, Onomasticon 54:23-24; Jerome 55:24-25)

Map Section 5 Ancient Sources Discussion

Photo: Entrance to the Moslem shrine of Joseph's Tomb.

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