or rather "oak of the pillar" (that being the real signification of the Hebrew word elon ), a tree which stood near Shechem and at which the men of Shechem and the house of Millo assembled to crown Abimelech the son of Gideon. ( Judges 9:6 )
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Pillar, Plain of the,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.