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(ˈʃɛkəm; -ɛm)
(Placename) the ancient name of Nablus


(ˈʃi kəm, ˈʃɛk əm; Heb. ʃəˈxɛm)

Hebrew name of Nablus.
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At two o'clock we stopped to lunch and rest at ancient Shechem, between the historic Mounts of Gerizim and Ebal, where in the old times the books of the law, the curses and the blessings, were read from the heights to the Jewish multitudes below.
The solution to the problem is the isolation or detachment of [Palestinian] areas," he added, noting that potentially dangerous suspects passing from Shechem into Israel is "a real problem.
After violating Dinah, Shechem realizes that he loves the maiden and asks his father, Hamor, to secure Dinah as his (Shechem's) wife (34:3-4).
Normally I would think of Joseph the gifted and beautiful boy, the wise boy who knew how to extricate himself so tactfully from every trouble that befell his family, the boy who dreamt of wheat stacks, the boy who went to Shechem to tend his sheep.
And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father with guile, and spoke, because he had defiled Dinah their sister, and said unto them: 'We cannot do this thing, to give our sister .
Venerable Joshua has called the people from all the tribes together in Shechem, along with their leaders, and is leading them in a covenant renewal ceremony (24:25-27).
Nablus is the Arabic version of Neapolis, the town founded by the Emperor Vespasian some 1940 years ago, after he destroyed the nearby Jewish town of Sichem or Shechem.
CDATA[ One PA Arab dies in a violent riot near the village of Qusra, south of Shechem, which forced IDF soldiers to use live fire.
Dinah's name itself evokes sexual violence, for in the Biblical book of Genesis, Dinah is Jacob's daughter who is raped by the Hivite prince Shechem.
Kedesh, Shechem, Hebron, Bezer, Ramoth-Gilead, and Golan were designated for refuge: one city for every two of twelve tribes.
What is being effected today is a new and strange status where Karbala, Al-Quds and Shechem are imagined first, then lived afterward.