Nebi Samwil

Nebi Samwil (Neb´ee sam-weel´; Heb., “the prophet Samuel”)

A settlement on a high promontory (2,935 feet above sea level) commanding a direct visual surveillance of the main road from the coast up to Jerusalem on the west and the main north-south hill country route that lay just east of it. It was five miles northwest of Jerusalem and according to late tradition was the site of Samuel’s burial.

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