Shechem on The Way of the Patriarchs Thirty Miles North of Jerusalem Where Abram Entered the Promised Land


Abram (later at age 99 renamed Abraham by Elohim) entered the Promised Land for the first time from the east, down the river Jabbok of the mountains of Gilead (now of the nation of Jordan) to the Jordan River then across to the Canaanite city of Sikkam, later known as Shechem, thirty miles to the north of Jerusalem (Salem) which became the northern end of The Way of the (Israeli) Patriarchs, from Shechem to Bethel then Jerusalem to Hebron and Beersheba, all in the high country except Beersheba which is two thousand feet below the others in the Negev, but verdant during Abraham’s day.