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(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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, 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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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.
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 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.
The inventory of cultural and natural heritage sites of potential outstanding universal value in Palestine include places such as Ancient Jericho (Tell Sulta), the Old City of Hebron, Mount Gerizim and the Samaritans, the Qumran Caves and Monastery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the al-Bariyah wilderness, the Dead Sea and religious routes in the Holy Land.
The university's fragment denotes Mount Gerizim as the location, Charlesworth said, while modern Bibles indicate Mount Ebal.
Josephus points out Pilate's willingness to antagonize the populace by placing images of the emperor in Jerusalem, using money from the temple treasury to build an aqueduct, and attacking Samaritans in their sacred place on Mount Gerizim.
The authors provide three criteria for determining the earliest formation of the Samaritan sect, in order to distinguish it from ordinary "Samaritans": self-awareness as a religious sect; the use of the Samaritan Pentateuch as a holy text; and the preference for Mount Gerizim as the proper place of worship (p.
MOUNT GERIZIM, West Bank -- Dressed in flowing robes like their ancestors wore thousands of years ago, the 670 people in the world who call themselves Samaritans gathered on this lonely mountain one evening in early May and celebrated the Passover.