Places of Section 5

Mount Ephraim and Benjamin

43. Tur (Mount) Garizin - (Jabal al-Tur)

The mountainous area that surrounds Shechem is illustrated by a dark colour. Below a white half burnt inscription identifies the Mount Garizim


City of Neapolis (Nablus) - miles xv. Here is the Mount Gerizim. Here the Samaritans say that Abraham offered sacrifice, and one reaches the top of the mountain by steps, one thousand and three hundred in number. (Itinerarium Burdigalense, 587)

Map Section 5 Ancient Sources Discussion


Photo: Remains of the Samaritan Temple on Mt. Garizim.

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