Gerizim

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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At two o'clock we stopped to lunch and rest at ancient Shechem, between the historic Mounts of Gerizim and Ebal, where in the old times the books of the law, the curses and the blessings, were read from the heights to the Jewish multitudes below.
The third part of the volume, "Jerusalem and Gerizim," starts with a very personal paper by Susan Ackerman (pp.
Half of them live on Mount Gerizim and the other half in Holon, on the outskirts of Tel Aviv.
Part One discusses the Samaritan Pentateuch (expanded like some of the Qumran documents, but with additional sectarian readings favoring Gerizim over Jerusalem, avoiding anthropomorphisms when speaking of the deity, and enhancing the status of Moses), the Samaritan Joshua (that begins with the time of Moses and takes the history down to the Roman occupation), and the Annals and chronicles (that continue the story where the Samaritan Joshua left off and continue the Samaritan story to modern times).
Gerizim in Samaria, which is more of a mountain range than it is a single peak.
(24.) For an overview of the archaeological remains, see Yitzhak Magen, "The Church of Mary Theotokos on Mount Gerizim," in Christian Archaeology in the Holy Land: New Discoveries: Essays in Honour of Virgilio C.
The rabbis had always used the term shalem to refer to Jerusalem, so perhaps they did not want to support the claim of the Samaritans whose Temple was on Mount Gerizim located in Shechem.
The Samaritans merely added the tenth commandment about the altar of Mount Gerizim and used the past tense to describe the Lord's choice of the altar.
As dusk fell on Mount Gerizim, the biblical "mountain of the blessing" overlooking the West Bank town of Nablus, men wearing white from head to toe were rounding up sheep in an enclosed courtyard, preparing them for the mass slaughter that would unfold minutes later.
Gerizim and Samaria between Antiochus 111 and Antiochus IV Epiphanes.
THE CEREMONY AT GERIZIM AND EBAL At that time Joshua built an altar to the Lord, the God of Israel, on Mount Ebal....
Rabbi Elyakim Levanon, rabbi of Elon Moreh, said on Wednesday that there is no halakhic problem with viewing the annual Passover ritual of the Samaritans, which involves sacrifices on Mount Gerizim.