What and who is
This is the name of a mountain and 2 biblical men.
Hebrew: הר עיבל —transliteration: Har ‘Eival
also known as: Mount Eival
This is a limestone mountain 3,076 feet above the level of the sea, and 1,200 feet above the level of the valley, on the north side of which stood the ancient city of Shechem.
At that time Joshua built an altar to the Lord, the God of Israel, on Mount Ebal, just as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded the people of Israel, as it is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, “an altar of uncut stones, upon which no man has wielded an iron tool.”
And there, in the presence of the people of Israel, he wrote on the stones a copy ofthe law of Moses, which he had written.
And all Israel, sojourner as well as native born, with their elders and officers and their judges, stood on opposite sides of the ark before the Levitical priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, half of them in front of Mount Gerizim and half of them in front of Mount Ebal, just as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded at the first, to bless the people of Israel.
And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessing and the curse, according to all that is written in the Book of the Law. There was not a word of all that Moses commanded that Joshua did not read before all the assembly of Israel, and the women, and the little ones, and the sojourners who lived among them. —Joshua 8:30-35 ESV
Due to these facts, this site is very important and sacred to believing Jews and its possible archaeological discovery exciting news.Streaming video—Has Joshua’s Altar Been Found on Mt. Ebal?