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(1.00) (Gen 34:12)

tn The cohortative expresses Shechem’s resolve to have Dinah as his wife.

(0.88) (Jdg 9:39)

tn Heb “So Gaal went out before the leaders of Shechem.”

(0.88) (Jdg 9:41)

tn Heb “drove…out from dwelling in Shechem.”

(0.87) (Jdg 9:46)

sn Perhaps the Tower of Shechem was a nearby town, distinct from Shechem proper, or a tower within the city.

(0.71) (Gen 12:6)

tn Heb “as far as the place of Shechem, as far as the oak of Moreh.”

(0.71) (Gen 34:3)

tn Heb “his soul stuck to [or “joined with”],” meaning Shechem became very attached to Dinah emotionally.

(0.71) (Gen 34:5)

tn Heb “he”; the referent (Shechem) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

(0.71) (Gen 34:7)

tn Heb “he”; the referent (Shechem) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

(0.71) (Gen 34:13)

tn Heb “he”; the referent (Shechem) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

(0.71) (1Ch 6:67)

tn The parallel account in Josh 21:21 has the singular “city,” referring only to Shechem.

(0.63) (Gen 34:12)

tn Heb “Make very great upon me the bride price and gift.” The imperatives are used in a rhetorical manner. Shechem’s point is that he will pay the price, no matter how expensive it might be.

(0.62) (Gen 34:18)

tn Heb “and their words were good in the eyes of Hamor and in the eyes of Shechem son of Hamor.”

(0.62) (Deu 19:2)

sn These three cities, later designated by Joshua, were Kedesh of Galilee, Shechem, and Hebron (Josh 20:7-9).

(0.62) (Jdg 9:23)

tn Heb “The leaders of Shechem were disloyal.” The words “he made” are supplied in the translation for clarification.

(0.62) (Psa 60:6)

sn Shechem stands for the territory west of the Jordan, the Valley of Succoth for the region east of the Jordan.

(0.53) (Gen 37:15)

tn Heb “and he [i.e., Joseph] went to Shechem.” The referent (Joseph) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

(0.53) (Psa 68:14)

sn Zalmon was apparently a mountain in the region, perhaps the one mentioned in Judg 9:46 as being in the vicinity of Shechem.

(0.53) (Psa 108:7)

sn Shechem stands for the territory west of the Jordan River; the valley of Succoth represents the region east of the Jordan.

(0.53) (Joh 4:5)

sn Sychar was somewhere in the vicinity of Shechem, possibly the village of Askar, 1.5 km northeast of Jacob’s well.

(0.44) (Gen 48:22)

tn The Hebrew word שְׁכֶם (shÿkhem) could be translated either as “mountain slope” or “shoulder, portion,” or even taken as the proper name “Shechem.” Jacob was giving Joseph either (1) one portion above his brothers, or (2) the mountain ridge he took from the Amorites, or (3) Shechem. The ambiguity actually allows for all three to be the referent. He could be referring to the land in Shechem he bought in Gen 33:18-19, but he mentions here that it was acquired by warfare, suggesting that the events of 34:25-29 are in view (even though at the time he denounced it, 34:30). Joseph was later buried in Shechem (Josh 24:32).



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