[shee-kuh m, -kem, shek-uh m, -em]
- 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 Nab·lus [nab-luh s, nah-bluh s] /ˈnæb ləs, ˈnɑ bləs/
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So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.
The Sidonians, who live at Shechem, have sent me the memorial enclosed.
When therefore Jeroboam had built him a palace in the city Shechem, he dwelt there.
Shechem was therefore the scene of Joshua's farewell address.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Joshua
William Garden Blaikie
- the ancient name of Nablus
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