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Lexicon :: Strong's H7927 - šᵊḵem

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Part of Speech
proper locative noun, proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
The same as שְׁכֶם (H7926)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2386b

Strong’s Definitions

שְׁכֶם Shᵉkem, shek-em'; the same as H7926; ridge; Shekem, a place in Palestine:—Shechem.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 63x

The KJV translates Strong's H7927 in the following manner: Shechem (61x), Sichem (1x), Strong's synonym for consent (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 63x
The KJV translates Strong's H7927 in the following manner: Shechem (61x), Sichem (1x), Strong's synonym for consent (1x).
  1. Shechem = "back" or "shoulder"

    proper masculine noun
    1. son of Hamor, the chieftain of the Hivites at Shechem at the time of Jacob's arrival

      proper locative noun
    2. a city in Manasseh; located in a valley between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim, 34 miles (54 km) north of Jerusalem and 7 miles (10.5 km) south- east of Samaria

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שְׁכֶם Shᵉkem, shek-em'; the same as H7926; ridge; Shekem, a place in Palestine:—Shechem.
STRONGS H7927: Abbreviations
† II. שְׁכֶם proper name, of a location49 and masculine14 (Συχεμ; LXX of Lucian (Lag.) often Σίκιμα Lag BN 57):
1. district in Northern Palestine (probably shoulder (saddle ?) of mountain); — מְקוֺם שׁ׳ Genesis 12:6, שְׁכֶ֑מָךְ Genesis 37:14; = city (שְׁכֶ֑מָה שְֶׁכֶם, Hosea 6:9 שֶׁ֑כְמָךְ) Joshua 24:1; עִיר שׁ׳ Genesis 33:18 + 20 times Judges 9 (בַּעֲלֵי שׁ׳ Genesis 33:2 + 12 times, מִגְדַּלשֿׁ׳ ב׳ Genesis 33:46; Genesis 33:47), Hosea 6:9 + 21 times (עִיר שׁ׳ Genesis 33:18); city of refuge Joshua 20:7; Joshua 21:21; 1 Chronicles 6:52. — WMMAs.u.Eur.394, compare Egyptian Sa-ka-ma; (compare JenZA x (1895) 356); modern Nablûs (from Roman name Neapolis); see BuhlG 200 f. GASmG 332 ff. 345 WilsonsHast. DB SHECHEM.
2. proper name, masculine (on connection with 1 compare Judges 9:28), 'son' of Hamor, also Genesis 33:19; Genesis 34:2 + 10 times 34, Joshua 24:3.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


12:6; 33:2; 33:18; 33:18; 33:19; 34:2; 37:14


20:7; 21:21; 24:1; 24:3


9; 9:28

1 Chronicles



6:9; 6:9

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7927 matches the Hebrew שְׁכֶם (šᵊḵem),
which occurs 63 times in 54 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 12:6–2Ch 10:1)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:6 - Abram passed through the land as far as the site of Shechem H7927, to the [fn]oak of Moreh. Now the Canaanites were in the land at that time.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:18 - Now Jacob came safely to the city of Shechem H7927, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Paddan-aram, and camped before the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:19 - He bought the plot of land where he had pitched his tent from the hand of the sons of Hamor, Shechem’s H7927 father, for a hundred [fn]pieces of money.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:2 - When Shechem H7927 the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her, he took her and lay with her and raped her.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:4 - So Shechem H7927 spoke to his father Hamor, saying, “Get me this young woman as a wife.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:6 - Then Hamor the father of Shechem H7927 went out to Jacob to speak with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:8 - But Hamor spoke with them, saying, “The soul of my son Shechem H7927 longs for your daughter; please give her to him [fn]in marriage.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:11 - Shechem H7927 also said to her father and to her brothers, “Let me find favor in your sight, and I will give whatever you tell me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:13 - But Jacob’s sons answered Shechem H7927 and his father Hamor with deceit, because he had defiled their sister Dinah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:18 - Now their words seemed [fn]reasonable to Hamor and Shechem H7927, Hamor’s son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:20 - So Hamor and his son Shechem H7927 came to the gate of their city and spoke to the people of their city, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:24 - All who went out of the gate of his city listened to Hamor and to his son Shechem H7927, and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:26 - They killed Hamor and his son Shechem H7927 with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah from Shechem’s H7927 house, and left.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:4 - So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods which [fn]they had and the rings which were in their ears, and Jacob hid them under the [fn]oak which was near Shechem H7927.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:12 - Then his brothers went to pasture their father’s flock in Shechem H7927.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:13 - And Israel said to Joseph, “Are your brothers not pasturing the flock in Shechem H7927? Come, and I will send you to them.” And he said to him, “[fn]I will go.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:14 - Then he said to him, “Go now and see about the welfare of your brothers and the welfare of the flock, and bring word back to me.” So he sent him from the Valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem H7927.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:7 - The border of Manasseh [fn]ran from Asher to Michmethath which was east of Shechem H7927; then the border went [fn]southward to the inhabitants of En-tappuah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:7 - So they [fn]set apart Kedesh in [fn]Galilee in the hill country of Naphtali, and Shechem H7927 in the hill country of Ephraim, and Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the hill country of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:21 - They gave them Shechem H7927, the city of refuge for the one who commits manslaughter, with its pasture lands, in the hill country of Ephraim, and Gezer with its pasture lands,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:1 - Then Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel at Shechem H7927, and called for the elders of Israel, their heads, their judges, and their officers; and they presented themselves before God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:25 - So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and made for them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem H7927.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:32 - Now they buried the bones of Joseph, which the sons of Israel brought up from Egypt, at Shechem H7927, in the plot of land which Jacob had bought from the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem H7927 for a hundred [fn]pieces of money; and they became the inheritance of Joseph’s sons.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:31 - And his concubine who was in Shechem H7927 also bore him a son, and he [fn]named him Abimelech.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:1 - Now Abimelech the son of [fn]Jerubbaal went to Shechem H7927, to his mother’s relatives, and spoke to them and to the entire family of the household of his mother’s father, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:2 - “Speak, now, in the hearing of all the [fn]leaders of Shechem H7927, ‘Which is better for you: for seventy men, all the sons of Jerubbaal, to rule over you, or for one man to rule over you?’ Also, remember that I am your bone and your flesh.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:3 - So his mother’s relatives spoke all these words on his behalf in the hearing of all the [fn]leaders of Shechem H7927; and [fn]they were inclined to follow Abimelech, for they said, “He is our relative.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:6 - All the [fn]leaders of Shechem H7927 and all [fn]Beth-millo assembled together, and they went and made Abimelech king, by the [fn]oak of the memorial stone which was in Shechem H7927.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:7 - Now when they told Jotham, he went and stood on the top of Mount Gerizim, and raised his voice and called out. And he said to them, “Listen to me, you [fn]leaders of Shechem H7927, that God may listen to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:18 - but in fact you have risen against my father’s house today and have killed his sons, seventy men, on one stone, and have made Abimelech, the son of his female slave, king over the [fn]leaders of Shechem H7927, because he is your relative
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:20 - “But if not, may fire come out of Abimelech and consume the [fn]leaders of Shechem H7927 and [fn]Beth-millo; and may fire come out of the [fn]leaders of Shechem H7927 and from [fn]Beth-millo, and consume Abimelech.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:23 - Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the [fn]leaders of Shechem H7927; and the [fn]leaders of Shechem H7927 dealt treacherously with Abimelech,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:24 - so that the violence [fn]done to the seventy sons of Jerubbaal would come, and the responsibility for their blood would be placed on their brother Abimelech, who killed them, and on the [fn]leaders of Shechem H7927, who [fn]encouraged him to kill his brothers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:25 - The [fn]leaders of Shechem H7927 set up men in ambush against him on the tops of the mountains, and they robbed everyone who would pass by them on the road; and it was reported to Abimelech.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:26 - Now Gaal the son of Ebed came with his relatives, and crossed over into Shechem H7927; and the [fn]leaders of Shechem H7927 trusted him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:28 - Then Gaal the son of Ebed said, “Who is Abimelech, and who is Shechem H7927, that we should serve him? Is he not the son of Jerubbaal, and is Zebul not his governor? Serve the men of Hamor the father of Shechem H7927; but why should we serve him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:31 - So using deception, he successfully sent messengers to Abimelech, saying, “Behold, Gaal the son of Ebed and his relatives have come to Shechem H7927; and behold, they are [fn]stirring up the city against you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:34 - So Abimelech and all the people who were with him got up at night, and lay in wait against Shechem H7927, in four [fn]units.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:39 - So Gaal went out [fn]in the sight of the [fn]leaders of Shechem H7927 and fought Abimelech.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:41 - Then Abimelech stayed in Arumah, but Zebul drove out Gaal and his relatives so that they could not stay in Shechem H7927.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:46 - When all the [fn]leaders of the tower of Shechem H7927 heard about it, they entered the inner chamber of the [fn]temple of El-berith.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:47 - And it was reported to Abimelech that all the [fn]leaders of the tower of Shechem H7927 were gathered together.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:49 - So all the people also cut down, each one, his branch and followed Abimelech, and put them on top of the inner chamber and set the inner chamber on fire over those inside, so that all the people of the tower of Shechem H7927 also died, about a thousand men and women.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:57 - God also returned all the wickedness of the men of Shechem H7927 on their heads, and the curse of Jotham the son of Jerubbaal came [fn]upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:19 - So they said, “Behold, there is a feast of the LORD from year to year in Shiloh, which is on the north side of Bethel, on the east side of the road that goes up from Bethel to Shechem H7927, and on the south side of Lebonah.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:1 - Then Rehoboam went to Shechem H7927, because all Israel had come to Shechem H7927 to make him king.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:25 - Then Jeroboam built Shechem H7927 in the hill country of Ephraim, and lived [fn]there. And he went out from there and built Penuel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 6:67 - They gave to them the following cities of refuge: Shechem H7927 in the hill country of Ephraim with its pasture lands, Gezer with its pasture lands,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:28 - Their possessions and dwelling places were Bethel with its towns, and to the east, [fn]Naaran, and to the west, Gezer with its towns, and Shechem H7927 with its towns, as far as [fn]Ayyah with its towns,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:1 - Then Rehoboam went to Shechem H7927, because all Israel had come to Shechem H7927 to make him king.

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