July 23, 2011

Archaeologists Uncovering Biblical City of Shekhem (Shechem)

A Great article on digging up the Biblical city of Shekhem (Shechem) ...
Unearthing Shekhem (Shechem)

... Abram passed through the land as far as the sacred place at Shechem, by the terebinth of Moreh. (The Canaanites were then in the land.)  The LORD appeared to Abram and said, "To your descendants I will give this land."  So Abram built an altar there to the LORD who had appeared to him.

Genesis 12:6-7

Other Biblical Events That Took Place in Shekhem/Shechem:

The Molestation of Dinah and the Revenge of Jacob's Sons ~ Genesis 34
Jacob Gave a Captured Shechem to Joseph ~ Genesis 48:21-22
Shechem Given to the Tribe of Manasseh (son of Joseph) ~ Joshua 17:1-2
Joseph's Bones Brought to Shechem ~ Joshua 24:32
The Northern Tribes Seceded From the Nation ~ 1 Kings 12
King Jeroboam of Israel Moved to Shechem ~ 1 Kings 12:25

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