The Bible in Its Traditions

Genesis 33:18–20

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18  And Jacob came in peace to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Paddan-aram; and encamped before the city.

18  And Jacob came to Salem, a city of Secima, which is in the land of Chanaan, when he departed out of Mesopotamia of Syria, and took up a position in front of the city.

18  And he crossed over to Salem, a city of the Shechemites, which is in the land of Canaan, after he returned from Mesopotamia of Syria. And he lived near the town.

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19  And he bought the parcel of ground, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for a hundred pieces of money.

19  And he bought the portion of the field, where he pitched his tent, of Emmor the father of Sychem, for a hundred lambs.

19  And he bought a parcel of a field from the children of Hamor, father of Shechem, for a hundred ewes.

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20  And he erected there an altar, and called it El-elohe-Israel.

20  And erecting an altar there, he invoked upon it the most strong God of Israel.

20  And he pitched his tent there, and erected an altar, and called it El-Alaha di Israel (God, the God of Israel).