He then visited the Samaritans and their metropolis, Schechem
, who saw that he had honored the Jews, so they determined to profess themselves Jews.
IV: The Persian-Hellenistic Pottery of Schechem/Tell Balat'ah.
525-110 BC found from excavations of Schechem
(modern Tell Balatah, Israel).
Upon arriving in what the Bible calls the "land of Canaan," he stopped at the site of the great oak at Schechem
, where the Lord appeared to him with additional instructions and an "everlasting promise." There, under the branches of what must have been the most majestic oak in the whole of Canaan, Abram first worshipped the Lord God by building an altar.
The divorced woman Jesus met at the Schechem
well is full of fire and color.
Albright, "A Teacher to a Man of Schechem
About 1400 B.C.," BASOR 86 (1942): 28-31.