Shechem

[ shee-kuh m, -kem, shek-uh m, -em ]
/ ˈʃi kəm, -kɛm, ˈʃɛk əm, -ɛm /

noun

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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Nablus

/ (ˈnɑːbləs) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for nablus (2 of 2)

Shechem

/ (ˈʃɛkəm, -ɛm) /

noun

the ancient name of Nablus
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