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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, 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.
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.
The tablet lists nine of the 10 commonly known commandments, leaving out "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain," and adding one often employed by the Samaritan sect, encouraging worshippers to "raise up a temple" on Mount Gerizim, the holy mountain of the Samaritans, according to Heritage Auctions.
Gerizim, in order to affirm their particularity and deviant religious rites.
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.
Desde el punto de vista religioso, como semitas que adoran al Dios YHWH, pero que--a diferencia de la corriente principal judia--lo hacian en el monte Gerizim (cerca de Siquem), en lugar de hacerlo en Jerusalen, porque tenian prohibido ir alli.
Before the God in this place for good remembrance; a comparative analysis of the Aramaic votive inscriptions from Mount Gerizim.
Ni siquiera tienen que asistir pues Jose Manuel Sanchez Alvarez--primo de Guillermo Alvarez Cuevas y trabajador de esa financiera-junto con Gerizim Paz le llevaron el dinero en la mano al jugador en el Distrito Federal, mientras Jesus Vazquez Alpizar, asi como Jaime Bravo--gerente general y gerente de la sociedad financiera, respectivamente--reciben la orden de Billy Alvarez para entregar el dinero sin ningun requisito previo de investigacion, atender al Comite de Riesgos ni tener historial crediticio.
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.
Variables Nivel N % Instituto de Hogares crea 40 43 rehabilitacion Hombres de valor 29 31,2 Institucion Cadelli 15 16,1 Institucion Gerizim 9 9.
For centuries, following the return of the Babylonian exiles to Jerusalem, the large Temple built on the crown of Mt Gerizim outshone the Second Temple.
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.