Shechem, from the Hebrew word for shoulder, was a city and district in central Israel, in the hill country of Ephraim (see Bible Places). Built on the slope, or shoulder, of Mount Ebal, the city was the site of the first capital of the northern kingdom of Israel.

Shechem was the location of numerous events of Bible History:

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Joshua 20:1-9
See also Cities Of Refuge

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