Ebal, Mount

Ebal, Mount

The salient peak, 3,109 feet above sea level, forming the north side of the Shechem pass opposite Mt. Gerizim, in the Samaritan hills. On or at Ebal, Joshua was to erect an altar and memorial stones (Josh 8:30-35; Deut 27:1-8), features of an ancient covenant ceremony noted in (Deut 11:29 and Deut 27:11-26).

Josh 8:30-35

Joshua Renews the Covenant
30Then Joshua built on Mount Ebal an altar to the Lord, the God of Israel,31just as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded the I ... View more

Deut 27:1-8

The Inscribed Stones and Altar on Mount Ebal
1Then Moses and the elders of Israel charged all the people as follows: Keep the entire commandment that I am comma ... View more

Deut 11:29

29When the Lord your God has brought you into the land that you are entering to occupy, you shall set the blessing on Mount Gerizim and the curse on Mount Ebal.

Deut 27:11-26

Twelve Curses
11The same day Moses charged the people as follows:12When you have crossed over the Jordan, these shall stand on Mount Gerizim for the blessing of ... View more

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