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Ebal (ç'bal), stone, stony. One of the two mountains by which Israel stood receiving blessings and cursings. Deuteronomy 11:29; Deuteronomy 27:4; Joshua 8:30-35. Ebal and Gerizim are opposite each other, nearly meeting at their bases, but are a mile and a half apart at their summits. Mount Ebal, the northern peak, is rocky and bare; it rises 3077 feet above the sea and 1200 feet above the level of the valley, which forms a natural amphitheatre. From repeated experiments it has been found that the voice can be heard distinctly from the top of one mountain to the other and in the valley between. In the valley lay ancient Shechem, now Nablus.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Ebal'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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