Places Study on Mount Ebal

Places Study on Mount Ebal

Deuteronomy 11: And it shall come to pass, when the LORD thy God hath brought thee in unto the land whither thou goest to possess it, that thou shalt put the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse upon mount Ebal.
Deuteronomy 27: Therefore it shall be when ye be gone over Jordan, that ye shall set up these stones, which I command you this day, in mount Ebal, and thou shalt plaister them with plaister.
Deuteronomy 27: And these shall stand upon mount Ebal to curse; Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.
Joshua 8: Then Joshua built an altar unto the LORD God of Israel in mount Ebal,
Joshua 8: And all Israel, and their elders, and officers, and their judges, stood on this side the ark and on that side before the priests the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, as well the stranger, as he that was born among them; half of them over against mount Gerizim, and half of them over against mount Ebal; as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded before, that they should bless the people of Israel.

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The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Mount Ebal
So called from Balah, old age. Probably an ancient heap mouldering to decay, and unfruitful. It was situated in Ephraim, near Shechem, over against Gerizim. (See Deuteronomy 11:29-30.) See Gerizim.

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Zalmon or Salmon - Hebrew Tzalmon, a height in Samaria near Shechem, Judges 9:48 , perhaps a part of Mount Ebal; apparently the same that in Psalm 68:14 is spoken of as covered with new-fallen snow
Gerizim - Mount Gerizim stood beside the town of Shechem, opposite Mount Ebal
Ebal, Mount - Parties of travellers often separate themselves, some going up Mount Ebal, and others on mount Gerizim, and prove that the congregation in the valley could hear the voice from both mountains. Mount Ebal is now called Jebel Eslamiyeh, 32 14' N, 35 16' E
Aenon - It was probably near the upper source of the Wady Far'ah, an open valley extending from Mount Ebal to the Jordan
Ebal - As you journey from Jerusalem, and turn to pass through the valley west-northwest to Shechem, Mount Ebal is on the right hand and mount Gerizim on the left. Mount Gerizim, however, is said to have a more fertile background, and to be a little higher than Mount Ebal
Ebal - Mount Ebal, the northern peak, is rocky and bare; it rises 3077 feet above the sea and 1200 feet above the level of the valley, which forms a natural amphitheatre
Gerizim - This in the mount from whence the Lord commanded Joshua to bless the people; while Mount Ebal was the mount appointed for the proclamation of the curses
Gerizim - A mountain near Shechem, from which the blessings were pronounced, as the curses were from Mount Ebal, Deuteronomy 11:29; Deuteronomy 27:1-13; Joshua 8:30-33
Gerizim, Mount - The mountain in Samaria on which the blessings on Israel were pronounced, in contrast to the curses given on Mount Ebal
Ebal - The six tribes that were on Gerizim were to pronounce blessings on those who should faithfully observe the law of the Lord, and the six others on Mount Ebal were to pronounce curses against those who should violate it, Deuteronomy 11:29 , &c; 27, and 28; Joshua 8:30-31 . ... This consecration of the Hebrew commonwealth is thought to have been performed in the following manner: The heads of the first six tribes went up to the top of Mount Gerizim, and the heads of the other six tribes to the top of Mount Ebal. " Afterward, the priests, turning toward Mount Ebal, upon which were the princes of the other six tribes, cried, with a loud voice, "Cursed be the man that maketh any graven image;" and were answered by the princes opposite to them and their tribes, "Amen
Ebal - Later the Samaritans built their temple on Mount Ebal (compare John 4:20 )
Shechem - Its situation was between Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal, and it lay on the Roman road from Jerusalem to Galilee
Gerizim - The world has beheld few scenes more awful and suggestive than when, having conquered Canaan, all the Israelites were summoned to this place, and six tribes were stationed on mount Gerizim to pronounce blessings on those who should obey God's law, and the other six on Mount Ebal to denounce curses on those who should break it; while all the people solemnly said, Deuteronomy 11:29 27:12-26 28:1-68
Gerizim - It stood over against Mount Ebal, the summits of these mountains being distant from each other about 2 miles (Deuteronomy 27 ; Joshua 8:30-35 )
Deuteronomy - The people are commanded to set up stones upon Mount Ebal, and on them to write "all the words of this law
Apostasy - , the curses of the covenant pronounced on Mount Ebal by the Israelites in Deuteronomy 27:9-26 )
Gerizim And Ebal - ... When the Israelites conquered central Israel, Joshua carried out the directive given by Moses, and placed half of the tribes on Mount Gerizim to pronounce the blessing (Deuteronomy 27:12 ) and the other half on Mount Ebal to pronounce the curses (Deuteronomy 11:29 ; Joshua 8:30-35 )
Gerizim - God commanded that the Hebrews, after passing the Jordan, should be so divided; that six tribes might be stationed on Mount Gerizim, and six on Mount Ebal
Joshua - He led in the covenant renewal at Mount Ebal and Shechem (Joshua 8:30-35 ; Joshua 24:1-28 )
Amen - So when the priest upon Mount Ebal rehearsed the various curses, it was appended to each "And all the people shall say, Amen
Asher, Aser - When Moses ordained that certain of the tribes should stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people, and certain others on Mount Ebal to curse, Asher was one of those chosen to stand on the latter
Joseph - It is a low stone enclosure, and stands in quiet seclusion among high trees, at the western entrance of the valley of Shechem, at the right of the traveller's path and nearer Mount Ebal than mount Gerizim
Shechem - ... The valley of Shechem extends several miles northwest between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim, and is about five hundred yards wide; so that in the pure and elastic air of Palestine the two mountains are within hailing distance of each other, one circumstance among thousands evincing the exact truthfulness of Bible narratives, Deuteronomy 27:11-14 Judges 9:7 . The rocky base of Mount Ebal on the north of the valley is full of ancient excavated tombs
Samaritans - In consequence of this refusal, and the subsequent state of enmity, the Samaritans not only took occasion to calumniate the Jews before the Persian kings, Ezra 4:4 Nehemiah 4:1-23 , but also, recurring to the directions of Moses, Deuteronomy 27:11-13 , that on entering the promised land half of the people should stand on Mount Gerizim to respond Amen to the covenant pronounced by the Levites, they erected a temple on that mountain, and instituted sacrifices according to the prescriptions of the Mosaic law, although the original altar, according to the Hebrew Scriptures, stood on Mount Ebal, Deuteronomy 27:4 Joshua 8:30-35
Altar - The altar which Moses enjoined Joshua to build on Mount Ebal, was to be of unpolished stones, Deuteronomy 27:5 ; Joshua 8:31 ; and it is very probable that such were those built by Samuel, Saul, and David
Ephraim (1) - at the back of Mount Ebal, then S
Shechem (1) - Mount Gerizim is close by (Judges 9:7) on the southern side, Mount Ebal on the northern side
Palestine - ... The valley between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim was a central location, apparently providing the perfect point from which a united nation could have been governed
Deuteronomy, Theology of - ... The permanency of the covenant relationship is implied by the command that Israel, once in the land of promise, should undertake covenant renewal at Mount Ebal, a ceremony centered on the very words of the covenant text being composed by Moses (27:1-7)
Offerings And Sacrifices - , Mount Ebal) and offer burnt and peace offerings there as part of the initial covenant ceremony in the land (Deuteronomy 27:5-7 )