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Ebal, Mount

The salient peak, 3,109 feet above sea level, forming the north side of the Shechem pass opposite Mt. Gerizim, in the Samaritan hills. On or at Ebal, Joshua was to erect an altar and memorial stones (Josh 8:30-35; Deut 27:1-8), features of an ancient covenant ceremony noted in (Deut 11:29 and Deut 27:11-26).