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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Ebal, Mount


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Mountain in Ephraim from which were proclaimed the curses that would fall upon Israel if they disobeyed the Lord. Great stones covered with plaster, on which the law was written, were set up on this mount. Thus the law and the curse were associated with the same mountain, Deuteronomy 11:29 ; Deuteronomy 27:4,13 ; but along with these Joshua also erected an altar unto the Lord God of Israel, before the blessings on Gerizim and the curses on Ebal were rehearsed. Joshua 8:30 , 33. Parties of travellers often separate themselves, some going up mount Ebal, and others on mount Gerizim, and prove that the congregation in the valley could hear the voice from both mountains. Mount Ebal is now called Jebel Eslamiyeh, 32 14' N, 35 16' E . Its highest point is 3077 feet.


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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Ebal, Mount '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/e/ebal-mount.html. 1897.

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Thursday, November 26th, 2020
the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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