Shechem
geographical name — see Nablus

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Shechem — (Sichem, Shkhem or Shachmu, Hebrew: שְׁכֶם‎ / שְׁכָם, Standard unicode|Šəḫem Tiberian unicode|Šəḵem ; Shoulder , modern Tell Balatah Israel, present day Salim and 2 km east of present day Nablus) was Canaanite city mentioned in the Amarna letters …   Wikipedia

  • SHECHEM — (Heb. שְׁכֶם), ancient Canaanite and Israelite city situated between Mt. Ebal and Mt. Gerizim in a fertile and well watered valley in the heart of the central hill country of Ereẓ Israel. Shechem has been identified with the ancient mound known… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Shechem — /shee keuhm, kem, shek euhm, em/, n. 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. * * * ▪ ancient… …   Universalium

  • Shechem —    Shoulder.    1) The son of Hamor the Hivite (Gen. 33:19; 34).    2) A descendant of Manasseh (Num. 26:31; Josh. 17:2).    3) A city in Samaria (Gen. 33:18), called also Sichem (12:6), Sychem (Acts 7:16). It stood in the narrow sheltered valley …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Shechem — Naplouse 32° 13′ 18″ N 35° 15′ 40″ E / 32.221751, 35.261221 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Shechem — A city north of Jerusalem controlling a vital trade route, and so very prosperous. It was visited by Abraham (Gen. 12:6) and it was the burial site of Jacob (Josh. 24:32) and the place where Joshua renewed the covenant (Josh. 24). It was… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Shechem — n. city located in the West Bank and under control of the Palestinian Authority (called Nablus in Arabic) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Shechem — She•chem [[t]ˈʃi kəm, ˈʃɛk əm[/t]] hebr. [[t]ʃəˈxɛm[/t]] n. Hebrew name of Nablus …   From formal English to slang

  • Shechem — /ˈʃikɛm/ (say sheekem) noun a town of ancient Palestine, near the city of Samaria. Modern, Nablus …   Australian English dictionary

  • Shechem — /shee keuhm, kem, shek euhm, em/, n. 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 …   Useful english dictionary

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