Shechem

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Contents:

Background

Location

History

Photos

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Etymology

Links

Overview:

Location and Map:

History:

  •  Late Roman period

 

  • Byzantine period

  • Early Islamic period

  • Ottoman period

  Conder and Kitchener surveyed this area during the Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) in 1873.   A section of their map (part of sheet 11) is shown here.

   Part of maps Sheet 11  of Survey of Western Palestine, by Conder and Kitchener, 1872-1877. (Published 1880, reprinted by LifeintheHolyLand.com)

  • Modern Period

Photos:

(a)  Overview

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Etymology (behind the name):

* Names of the site and vicinity:

  • Shechem
  • Neapolis – Latin: New city (Roman Shechem)
  • Nablus – Arabic name of the city, based on the Roman name
  • Balata – Arabic: flagstones
  • Tell Balata – ancient Tel Shechem

Links and References:

* External:

  * BibleWalks nearby sites:

  • Mt. Gerizim

* Other Biblewalks sites:

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This page was last updated on June 20, 2019 (new)

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