Shechem

ByBible Blender

Apr 15, 2017

Located in the hill country of Ephraim just forty miles north of Jerusalem, Shechem was the first capital of the Northern Kingdom of Israel.  Its location on ancient trade routes made it an important city. It was here that Abraham pitched a tent and built his first alter in the Promise Land.  It is also where Jacob settled after his notable visit with his brother Esau.