Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Gerizim, Mount

Arabic �Jabal At-tur, �Hebrew �Har Gerizim, � mountain in Samaria, central Palestine, just south of Nabulus and the site of biblical Shechem. In modern times, it was in mandated Palestine 1923 - 48, and subsequently in Jordan 1950 - 67. Since 1967, it has been part of the West Bank (Judaea and Samaria) territory under Israeli administration. Rising to 2,890 ft (881 m) above sea level, it is a twin of Mt. Ebal (Hebrew Har 'Eval, Arabic Jabal 'Aybal; 3,084 ft [940 m]) just north.

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