By Dr. Charles Dyer
The Land and the Book
Where did Abraham stop first in the Promised Land? The Bible says it was at the oak of Moreh at Shechem (Gen. 12:6). I took this picture from that spot.
The hill to the left on the horizon is Mount Gerizim, and the one to the right is Mount Ebal. The town in between is modern-day Nablus. That's where the ancient city of Shechem stood. This is where God appeared and said, "To your offspring I will give this land" (Gen. 12:7). And it's also the first spot where Abraham built an altar to the Lord. It definitely makes the spot special!
- Shechem • BiblePlaces.com
- The Geographical, Historical, & Spiritual Significance of Shechem • Bible.org (Wayne Stiles)
- Shechem: Its Archaeological and Contextual Significance • Associates for Biblical Research
- Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus • Jewish Virtual Library
- What is the Abrahamic Covenant? • GotQuestions.org