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[shee-kuh m, -kem, shek-uh m, -em] /ˈʃi kəm, -kɛm, ˈʃɛk əm, -ɛm/
a town of ancient Palestine, near the city of Samaria; occupied by Israel 1967–96; since 1996 under Palestinian self-rule: first capital of the northern kingdom of Israel.
Modern name Nablus
[nab-luh s, nah-bluh s] /ˈnæb ləs, ˈnɑ bləs/ (Show IPA)
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  • The event which induced the Christians of nablus to seek for my assistance was this.

    Eothen A. W. Kinglake
  • British troops on the nablus road advancing north and the troops on their left advancing east drove the Turks back before them.

  • In all this country there was but one road which wound its way among the hills towards nablus (the ancient Shechem) and the north.

  • I left nablus under the impression that Mariam would soon be delivered to her Mussulman lover.

    Eothen A. W. Kinglake
  • The Samaritan synagogue stands in the Samaritan quarter, the south-western part of the town of nablus.

    Tent Work in Palestine Claude Reignier Conder
British Dictionary definitions for nablus


a town in the West Bank: near the site of ancient Shechem. Pop: 136 000 (2005 est)


/ˈʃɛkəm; -ɛm/
the ancient name of Nablus
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