Ebal in Easton's Bible Dictionary
stony. (1.) A mountain 3,076 feet above the level of the
and 1,200 feet above the level of the valley, on the
of which stood the city of Shechem (q.v.). On this
of the tribes (Deut. 27:12,13) were appointed to
stand and respond according to a prescribed form to
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.
8:30-35). After this the name of Ebal does not again
Jewish history. (See GERIZIM -T0001465.)
(2.) A descendant of Eber (1 Chr. 1:22), called also
(3.) A descendant of Seir the Horite (Gen. 36:23).
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