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Bible Names A-G: Ebal


Ebal in Easton's Bible Dictionary stony. (1.) A mountain 3,076 feet above the level of the sea, and 1,200 feet above the level of the valley, on the north side of which stood the city of Shechem (q.v.). On this mountain six of the tribes (Deut. 27:12,13) were appointed to take their stand and respond according to a prescribed form to the imprecations uttered in the valley, where the law was read by the Levites (11:29; 29:4, 13). This mountain was also the site of the first great altar erected to Jehovah (Deut. 27:5-8; Josh. 8:30-35). After this the name of Ebal does not again occur in Jewish history. (See GERIZIM -T0001465.) (2.) A descendant of Eber (1 Chr. 1:22), called also Obal (Gen. 10:28). (3.) A descendant of Seir the Horite (Gen. 36:23).

Ebal in Fausset's Bible Dictionary 1. The hill upon which the curses of the law were to be read; as on the opposite hill GERIZIM the blessings (Deuteronomy 11:29-30; Deuteronomy 27:12-13; Joshua 8:30-35). The valley wherein Shethem or Sichem (now Nablous) lay runs between the two hills. Ebal the mount of the curse, is steeper and more barren; Gerizim, the mount of the blessing, more sloping, and having a ravine opposite the W. of Shechem full of fountains and trees. Gerizim, as the southernmost, was chosen for the blessing, light and life being associated with the S. by the Hebrew. The central position of these mountains adapted them for the scene of the reading. The associations of the locality were another recommendation. Here first in Canaan Abraham rested, and built an altar to Jehovah who appeared unto him (Genesis 12:6-7). Here too Jacob dwelt upon returning from Mesopotamia, and bought a field from the children of Hamer, father of Shethem, and built the altar El-elohe-Israel (Genesis 33:19-20)...

Ebal in Hitchcock's Bible Names ancient heaps

Ebal in Naves Topical Bible 1. Son of Joktan 1Ch 1:22 -2. A Horite Ge 36:23; 1Ch 1:40 -3. A mountain of Ephraim. Half of the tribes of Israel stand on, to respond Amen to the curses of the law De 11:29; 27:12,13; Jos 8:33 Altar built on Jos 8:30 See GERIZIM

Ebal in Smiths Bible Dictionary (stone, bare mountain). 1. One of the sons of Shobal the son of Seir. Ge 36:23; 1Ch 1:40 2. Obal the son of Joktan. 1Ch 1:22 comp. Gene 10:28

Ebal in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE e'-bal (`ebhal, "bare") or (`obhal): (1) A people and region of Joktanite, Arabia. See Dillmann, Genesis, and Glaser, Skizze, II, 426. The latter form of the name is that given in Gen 10:28, the former in 1 Ch 1:22 and in the Sam text of Gen 10:28. (2) A son of Shobal, son of Seir, the Horite (Gen 36:23; 1 Ch 1:40).

Ebal Scripture - 1 Chronicles 1:40 The sons of Shobal; Alian, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shephi, and Onam. And the sons of Zibeon; Aiah, and Anah.

Ebal Scripture - Deuteronomy 11:29 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.

Ebal Scripture - Joshua 8:33 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.

Mount Ebal in Wikipedia (Arabic: جبل عيبال‎ Jabal Islamiyeh, Hebrew: הר עיבל‎)is one of the two mountains in the immediate vicinity of the Palestinian city of Nablus in the West Bank (biblical Shechem), and forms the northern side of the valley in which Nablus is situated, the southern side being formed by Mount Gerizim[1]. The mountain is one of the highest peaks in the West Bank, as well as being higher than most mountain peaks in Israel, and rises to 3084 feet (940 meters) above sea level, some 194 feet (59 meters) higher than Mount Gerizim[2]. Mount Ebal is approximately 6.5 square miles (18 square kilometers) in area[3], and is composed primarily of limestone[4]. The slopes of the mountain contain several large caverns which were probably originally quarries[5], and at the base towards the north are several tombs...

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