"Joseph's Tomb" is not really Joseph's Tomb - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Yonatan
    • 24.04.11 | 14:51 (IDT)

    Leaving aside for the moment the question whether there really was a person named Joseph, it should be pointed out that according to Joshua 24:32, Joseph was buried in Shechem; but the Shechem of today is located about 4 km. distantr from the biblical Shechem. This is why the Hellenists, who first built modern Shechem, named this city Neapolis (New City), which, in Arabic corruption, became Nablus.

    from the article: Clashes in West Bank after Israeli shot dead near holy site
    First published 13:30 24.04.11 | Last updated 13:30 24.04.11
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