Lithograph by Louis Haghe, after original drawing by David Roberts; from George Croly, The Holy Land, 1855–6

Shechem, modern Nablus, is the first city Abraham reached when he began his sojourn in the land of Canaan (Genesis 12:6). It is also where Jacob camped after forging a reconciliation with his brother Esau and “erected an altar, calling it El-Elohe Yisrael, ‘God, the God of Israel,’” (Genesis 33:18–20). Here artist Louis Haghe represents the ancient city in a 1ithograph made from an original drawing by David Roberts. (From George Croly, The Holy Land, 1855–6).