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City in northern Israel. There Dinah was abducted, and it is the location of Joseph's Tomb.

Shechem (son of Chamor): Son of Hamor, the governor of the city of Shechem. Kidnapped and violated Dinah the daughter of Jacob. Dinah's brothers Simeon and Levi avenged this deed, destroying the city of Shechem and killing all its adult male inhabitants.

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Entry for 'Shechem'. Chabad Knowledge Base. 2012.

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