* put the blessing.
27:12-26 Jos 8:30-35
Gerizim and Ebal, mountains west of Jordan, and in the tribe
of Ephraim, are opposite, or parallel to each other, extending
from east to west; mount Gerizim being on the south, and mount
Ebal on the north. They are separated by the beautiful valley
in which Shechem or Nablous is situated, which is only about
200; paces in width. Both mountains are much alike in length,
height, and figure; being about a league in length, in the
form of a semicircle, and so steep, on the side of Shechem,
that there is scarcely any shelving: their altitude appeared
to Mr. Buckingham nearly equal, not exceeding 700; or 800; feet
from the level of the valley, which is itself elevated. But
though they resemble each other in these particulars, yet in
another they are very dissimilar; for, says Maundrell, "though
neither of the mountains has much to boast of as to its
pleasantness, yet, as one passes between them, Gerizim seems
to discover a somewhat more verdant, fruitful aspect then
Ebal: the reason of which may be, because fronting towards
the north, it is sheltered from the heat of the sun by its own
shade; whereas Ebal, looking southward, and receiving the sun
that comes directly upon it, must by consequence be rendered
more scorched and unfruitful."
A LIST OF THE MOST FAMOUS MOUNTAINS NAMED
Amalek, in the tribe of Ephraim. Jud 12:15.
Calvary, near Jerusalem. Lu 23:33.
Carmel, near the Mediterranean. Jos 19:26
Ebal, near to Gerizim. Jos 8:30.
En-gedi, near the Dead Sea. Jos 15:62.
Gaash, in the tribe of Ephraim. Jos 24:30.
Gilboa, south of the valley of Israel. 2; Sa 1:21.
Gilead, beyond Jordan. Ge 31:21-25
Gerizim, on which afterwards stood a temple of the
Samaritans. Jud 9:7.
Hermon, beyond Jordan. Jos 11:3.
Hor, in Idum(9161). Nu 20:22.
Horeb, in Arabia Petr(9161), near to Sinai. De 1:2.
Lebanon, separates Syria from Palestine. De 3:25.
Moriah, where the temple was built. 2; Ch 3:1.
Nebo, part of the mountains of Abarim. Nu 32:3.
Olives, east of Jerusalem, divided only by brook
Kidron. 1; Ki 11:1, 7. 2; Ki 23:13. Ac 1:12.
Paran, in Arabia Petr(9161). Ge 14:6. De 1:1.
Pisgah, beyond Jordan. Nu 21:20. De 34:1.
Seir, in Idum(912e) Ge 14:6.
Sinai, in Arabia Petr(9161). Ex 19:2. De 33:2.
Sion, near to mount Moriah. 2; Sa 5:7.
Tabor, in the Lower Galilee. Jud 4:6.