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(ˈʃɛkəm; -ɛm)
(Placename) the ancient name of Nablus
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(ˈʃi kəm, ˈʃɛk əm; Heb. ʃəˈxɛm)

Hebrew name of Nablus.
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Dramatic though was Jesus' conversation with the Samaritan Woman in Sychar from whom He requested for water.
When Jesus was in the Samaritan district of Sychar, he and the disciples stopped at Jacob's well.
Jesus came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.
Opening scene: A tired and thirsty Jesus sits by Jacob's well while his disciples go into Sychar to buy food.
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In the tradition of the ancient church, the woman from the Samaritan town of Sychar, whose name, according to Eastern Orthodox tradition, was Photeina, is revered as the very first person (not just the first woman missionary) to proclaim the gospel.
The biblical story begins with the woman's encounter with Jesus at Jacob's well in the village of Sychar. Living Water "rolls back the tape" to explore the woman's life before her encounter with Jesus.