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Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary

Mount Gerizim

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This mount lay on the other side Jordan towards the way of the going down of the sun in Canaan. And here it was that Moses commanded Israel, from this mountain, to pronounce blessings upon the people. (Deuteronomy 11:29-30) There should seem to have been a special design in this appointment of the Lord by Moses; for here it was, beside the plains of Moreh, that Abraham first came, at the call of God, when he left Haran. (See Genesis 12:1-6) So that though Moses himself had never been there, nor ever would, yet here blessings should immediately, on their arrival, be pronounced, to Israel's fidelity, in the very spot where, in ages before, the Lord had first revealed himself to their father Abraham. There is a great sweetness in the connexion in proof of covenant love; and I hope the reader, as oft as he calls to mind mount Gerizim, will call to recollection this view of it. The reader may find farther account of the blessings which the Lord appointed to be pronounced on mount Gerizim, Deuteronomy 27:11 and Deuteronomy 28:1-14 and the confirmation of the whole, as fulfilled by Joshua after Israel had passed over Jordan, taken Jericho and Ai, Joshua 8:33-35.

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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Mount Gerizim'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. London. 1828.

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