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Victoire d’Abimelech sur gaal prés Sichem.

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Article ID AST1241
Artist Anonymus
Title Victoire d’Abimelech sur gaal prés Sichem.
Year ca. 1740
Description View of the battle of the antique city Sichem( Nablus) in Palestine.
Shechem was a Canaanite city mentioned in the Amarna letters, and is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as an Israelite city of the tribe of Manasseh and the first capital of the Kingdom of Israel. Traditionally associated with Nablus.It is now identified with the nearby site of Tell Balata in Balata al-Balad in the West Bank. According to Genesis Abram "built an altar to the Lord who had appeared to him ... and had given that land to his descendants" at Shechem. The Bible states that on this occasion, God confirmed the covenant he had first made with Abraham in Harran, regarding the possession of the land of Canaan. In Jewish tradition, the old name was understood in terms of the Hebrew word shékém – "shoulder, saddle", corresponding to the mountainous configuration of the place.
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Dimensions (cm)30,5 x 44 cm
ConditionWormholes perfectly restored
TechniqueCopper print


28.50 €

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