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Shechem

[shee-kuh m, -kem, shek-uh m, -em] /ˈʃi kəm, -kɛm, ˈʃɛk əm, -ɛm/
noun
1.
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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  • I left nablus under the impression that Mariam would soon be delivered to her Mussulman lover.

    Eothen A. W. Kinglake
  • The event which induced the Christians of nablus to seek for my assistance was this.

    Eothen A. W. Kinglake
  • This road led down a steep and narrow gorge, dominated by the heights east of nablus.

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

  • The advanced enemy bases at nablus and Tul Keram were served also by good roads.

British Dictionary definitions for nablus

Nablus

/ˈnɑːbləs/
noun
1.
a town in the West Bank: near the site of ancient Shechem. Pop: 136 000 (2005 est)

Shechem

/ˈʃɛkəm; -ɛm/
noun
1.
the ancient name of Nablus
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