Nablus

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Na·blus

 (năb′ləs, nä′bləs) also Nab·u·lus (năb′ə-lo͝os′)
A city in the West Bank north of Jerusalem. Described in the Bible as the home of Jacob, it was an ancient Canaanite town and the chief city of Samaria.
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Nablus

(ˈnɑːbləs)
n
(Placename) a town in the West Bank: near the site of ancient Shechem. Pop: 136 000 (2005 est)
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Nab•lus

(ˈnæb ləs, ˈnɑ bləs)

n.
a city in Samaria, formerly in W Jordan, occupied by Israel 1967–96; since 1996 under Palestinian self-rule. 50,000. Hebrew, Shechem.
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Noun1.Nablus - an ancient city in the West Bank to the north of Jerusalem; the home of Jacob in biblical times
West Bank - an area between Israel and Jordan on the west bank of the Jordan river; populated largely by Palestinians
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Hamitovsky, "Flavia Neapolis and the Samaritan Community during the Roman Period," Judean and Samaria Research Studies 16 (2007): 93-101.
Justin was born c.100, of pagan parents, at Flavia Neapolis (modern Nablus) in Samaria, near the ruins of biblical Shechem.