The City of Shechem
The stock image depicts the biblical city of Shechem, a prominent city in the ancient Near East during biblical times. The map shows the city’s location in the central highlands of Canaan, between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim, and its strategic position at the crossroads of important trade routes.
The map also highlights the city’s historical and religious significance, including its association with the patriarchs Abraham and Jacob, who both lived in the vicinity of Shechem. The city was also the site of several significant events in Israel’s history, including the covenant renewal ceremony in which Joshua set up a stone under an oak tree, and the place where Joseph’s bones were buried.
In addition, the map shows the major landmarks of the city, including the ancient well where Jesus spoke to the Samaritan woman, and the ruins of the ancient city walls, temples, and other buildings. The map provides an informative and detailed overview of Shechem’s historical, geographical, and cultural importance during biblical times.