Places of Section 5

Mount Ephraim and Benjamin

42. Tur Gobel (Mount Ebal) - (Jabal Islamiyah)

The mountainous area that surrounds Shechem is presented by a dark colour. Above, a white inscription mentions the Mount Ebal.


Gebal (Deut 11:29), a mountain in the Promised Land, where an altar was built at Moses' command. And there are two mountains near Jericho, standing close and facing one another, one of which is called Gerizim and the other Gebal. However, the Samaritans believe these two mountains to be near Neapolis, but they are grossly mistaken, for the mountains they indicate are very far the one from the other, and the voice of anyone blessing or cursing from one of them, as the Scripture says, cannot be heard from the other. (Eusebius, Onomasticon 64:9-15; Jerome 65:9-15)

Map Section 5 Ancient Sources Discussion


Photo: Ancient cult-site discovered on the Mt. Ebal summit.

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