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ebal


ebal


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ebal 
  stony.  (1.)  A  mountain  3,076  feet  above  the  level  of  the  sea, 
  and  1,200  feet  above  the  level  of  the  valley,  on  the  north  side 
  of  which  stood  the  city  of  Shechem  (q.v.).  On  this  mountain  six 
  of  the  tribes  (Deut.  27:12,13)  were  appointed  to  take  their 
  stand  and  respond  according  to  a  prescribed  form  to  the 
  imprecations  uttered  in  the  valley,  where  the  law  was  read  by 
  the  Levites  (11:29;  29:4,  13).  This  mountain  was  also  the  site 
  of  the  first  great  altar  erected  to  Jehovah  (Deut.  27:5-8;  Josh. 
  8:30-35).  After  this  the  name  of  Ebal  does  not  again  occur  in 
  Jewish  history.  (See  {GERIZIM}.) 
 
  (2.)  A  descendant  of  Eber  (1  Chr.  1:22),  called  also  Obal 
  (Gen.  10:28). 
 
  (3.)  A  descendant  of  Seir  the  Horite  (Gen.  36:23). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Ebal,  ancient  heaps