Character Study on Sychem

Character Study on Sychem

Acts 7: And were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor the father of Sychem.

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Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Sychem
See Shechem.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Sychem
In Stephen's speech, Acts 7:16, He tells us that the other patriarchs as well as Joseph were buried there (Joshua 24:32). (See STEPHEN.)

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Sychem
See SHECHEM.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Sychar or Sychem
See SHECHEM .

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em'Mor - (an ass ), the father of Sychem
Sepulchre - In Acts 7:16 it is said that Jacob was "laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor the father of Sychem. , our fathers] were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor [the son] of Sychem
Sychar - Liar or drunkard (see Isaiah 28:1,7 ), has been from the time of the Crusaders usually identified with Sychem or Shechem (John 4:5 )
Sychar - 333) puts Sechar or Sychar a Roman mile from Sychem, which he makes a suburb of Neapolis. "A city of Samaria called Sychar" is language not likely to be used of the metropolis Shechem; moreover the name Sychem occurs Acts 7:16
Hamor - "Jacob and our fathers were carried over into Sychem and laid in a sepulchre that Abraham bought
Shechem - A town in the valley between Mounts Ebal and Gerizim; called also Sichem, Sychem, Sychar
Shechem - A city of central Canaan, between the mountains Gerizim and Ebal, thirty-four miles north of Jerusalem; called also Sychar and Sychem, Acts 7:16 . " ... "The sacred story of events transacted in the fields of Sychem, from our earliest years is remembered with delight; but with the territory before our eyes where those events took place, and in the view of objects existing as they were described above three thousand years ago, the grateful impression kindles into ecstasy. The journey of our Lord from Judea into Galilee; the cause of it; his passage through the territory of Samaria; his approach to the metropolis of this country; its name; his arrival at the Amorite field which terminates the narrow valley of Sychem; the ancient custom of halting at a well; the female employment of drawing water; the disciples sent into the city for food, by which its situation out of the town is obviously implied; the question of the woman referring to existing prejudices which separated the Jews from the Samaritans; the depth of the well; the oriental allusion contained in the expression, living water;' the history of the well, and the customs thereby illustrated; the worship upon Mount Gerizim; all these occur within the space of twenty verses
Shechem - ... It is called Sychem in Acts 7:16 , where it says that Abraham bought a sepulchre there
Hamor - ... There is a curious fusion of traditions in Acts 7:10 , where Jacob ‘and our fathers’ are said to have been ‘laid in the tomb which Abraham bought for a money price from the sons of Emmor in Sychem
Sechem - SICHEM, Sychem, or SHECHEM, called also Sychar in the New Testament afterward Neapolis, and in the present day Nablous, Naplous, Napolose, and Naplosa, (for it is thus variously written,) a city of Samaria, near the parcel of ground which Jacob bought of Hamor, the father of Shechem, and gave to his son Joseph
Shechem - ... ... A city in Samaria (Genesis 33:18 ), called also Sichem (12:6), Sychem (Acts 7:16 )
Embalm - The rest of Jacob's twelve sons were probably also embalmed, for their bodies "were carried over into Sychem and laid in the sepulchre" there (Acts 7:16)
Sychar - ] 368), that the Evangelist, who had such a good acquaintance with the OT, could not, in face of Genesis 33:19 and Joshua 24:32, have substituted (in error) Sychar for Sychem, and that if he possessed only such knowledge of the locality as the OT gave him, he would have used the name Συχέμ (like Stephen in Acts 7:16)
Tradition - Stephen to the burial of Jacob and all his children in Sychem, to Moses’ learning ‘in all the wisdom of the Egyptians,’ and to the presence of angels at the giving of the Law (Acts 7:15 f
Shechem (1) - Also called SICHEM, Sychem, and SYCHAR (John 4:5; Joshua 20:7; Judges 9:9; 1 Kings 12:25)
Stephen - Again as to Acts 7:15-16, "Jacob and our fathers were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought of Emmor," Stephen with elliptical brevity refers to six different chapters, summing up in one sentence, which none of his hearers could misunderstand from their familiarity as to the details, the double purchase (from Ephron the Hittite by Abraham, and from Hamor of Shechem by Jacob: Genesis 23:16; Genesis 33:19), the double burial place (Machpelah's cave and the ground at Shechem), and the double burial (Jacob in Machpelah's cave: Genesis 50:13, and Joseph in the Shechem ground of Jacob, Genesis 50:25; Exodus 13:19; Joshua 24:32)
Abraham - and Hebrews 11:8; Hebrews 11:17, faith exhibited in the abandonment of his fatherland, in the birth and offering up of Isaac; Acts 7:2; Acts 7:16, the same abandonment of his country and the purchase of a tomb from the sons of Emmor in Sychem; cf
Abraham - and Hebrews 11:8; Hebrews 11:17, faith exhibited in the abandonment of his fatherland, in the birth and offering up of Isaac; Acts 7:2; Acts 7:16, the same abandonment of his country and the purchase of a tomb from the sons of Emmor in Sychem; cf