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Gerizim (gĕr'a-zĭm), Mount. A mountain near Shechem, from which the blessings were pronounced, as the curses were from Mount Ebal, Deuteronomy 11:29; Deuteronomy 27:1-13; Joshua 8:30-33. Gerizim is 2849 feet above the level of the sea, and about 800 feet above Nâblus (Shechem). It is separated from Ebal by a narrow valley. Six tribes were placed on Gerizim, and six on Ebal, Deuteronomy 27:12-13; the ark was probably in the valley between them, and Joshua read the blessings and cursings successively. Joshua 8:33-34; Deuteronomy 27:14-15. Gerizim was the scene of the first recorded parable—that of the trees and brambles. Judges 9:7-21. It was the site of the Samaritan temple, and referred to by the woman at the well. John 4:20. See Ebal.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Gerizim'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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