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Gerizim

(gĕr`əzĭm, gērī`–), Arabic Jabal at Tur, mountain, 2,890 ft (881 m) high, in the Samaritan Hills, in the West BankWest Bank,
territory, formerly part of Palestine, after 1949 administered by Jordan, since 1967 largely occupied by Israel (2005 est. pop. 2,386,000), 2,165 sq mi (5,607 sq km), west of the Jordan River, incorporating the northwest quadrant of the Dead Sea.
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. NablusNablus
, Heb. Shechem, city (2003 est. pop. 127,000), the West Bank. It is the market center for a region where wheat and olives are grown and sheep and goats are grazed. Manufactures include soap made from olive oil and colorful shepherds' coats.
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, near the ancient Shechem, lies in the valley between Gerizim and Mt. Ebal. Gerizim is sacred to the Samaritans, whose tradition holds that Abraham's offer to sacrifice Isaac occurred there. The 300-year-old Samaritan temple at Gerizim, a replica of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, was destroyed by the Maccabean leader, John Hyrcanus, in the 2d cent. B.C. (Joshua 8.33; Judges 9.7; John 4.20,21). Excavated ruins lying below a Byzantine church on Gerizim are believed to be those of the replica, whose history is described in the writings of Flavius Josephus.
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Al-Quds and al-Hayat al-Jadida said Israeli troops raided the family home of Ahmad Ghazal during a raid into the Nablus neighborhood of Jabal al-Tur, also known as Mount Gerizim.
Half of them live on Mount Gerizim and the other half in Holon, on the outskirts of Tel Aviv.
Nablus clings to the slopes of Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim, the latter dominated by the palatial residence of statesman and Palestinian tycoon Munib al-Masri.
When the Lord your God brings you into the land that you are about to enter and possess, you shall pronounce the blessing at Mount Gerizim and the curse at Mount Ebal (Deut.
Appended to the Ten Commandments in both Exodus and Deuteronomy in SP is a commandment to build an altar on Mount Gerizim.
Before the God in this place for good remembrance; a comparative analysis of the Aramaic votive inscriptions from Mount Gerizim.
At 881 meters (2,900 feet), Mount Gerizim is one of the highest peaks in the West Bank 6 and the view from it is a snapshot of what the Holy Land has become today.
Mount Gerizim is the more famous one, because it is sacred to the Samaritan people, who believe that God commanded the Israelites to build his temple there.
The blessing, that you will heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today; and the curse, if you will not heed the commandments of the Lord your God you shall pronounce the blessing at Mount Gerizim, and the curse at Mount Ebal.
The Samaritans trace their origins back to the ancient Israelites and many of them reside on Mount Gerizim near the Palestinian West Bank city of Nablus.
In the city of Nablus, nestled between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim in the northern West Bank, the main streets, torn up by Israeli bulldozers and tanks nearly a decade ago, are packed with cars.