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Genesis 33:18 Now Jacob came safely to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Paddan-aram, and camped before the city.

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      18. Shalem--that is, "peace"; and the meaning may be that Jacob came into Canaan, arriving safe and sound at the city Shechem--a tribute to Him who had promised such a return (compare Ge 28:15). But most writers take Shalem as a proper name--a city of Shechem, and the site is marked by one of the little villages about two miles to the northeast. A little farther in the valley below Shechem "he bought a parcel of a field," thus being the first of the patriarchs who became a proprietor of land in Canaan.

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Brief Summary: Jacob and Esau meet and Esau has forgiven Jacob and they reconcile, Esau receives Jacob's presents, Jacob settles in the land of Canaan near Shechem, Jacob builds an altar.

Outline
1 The kindness of Jacob and Esau at their meeting
17 Jacob comes to Succoth
18 At Shalem Jacob buys a field
20 And builds an altar called El-elohe-Israel

Ancient Customs
Gifts
Bowing Seven Times
Embracing and Kissing
booths for his cattle
pitched his tent before the city
buying a field
hundred pieces of money
erected there an altar

Ancient Topics
Elelohe-Israel

Ancient People
Jacob, Esau, Leah, Rachael, Joseph
children of Hamor
Shechem's father

Geography
Seir
Succoth
Shalem
Shalem
The Land of Canaan
Padanaram

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The Flood
The Tower of Babel
Abraham the First Hebrew
Isaac, Son of Promise
Jacob and the 12 Tribes
Joseph and Egypt