Genesis 33:18-20 NIV

18 After Jacob came from Paddan Aram,a1 he arrived safely at theb city of Shechem2 in Canaan and camped within sight of the city.

References for Genesis 33:18

    • b 33:18 - That is, Northwest Mesopotamia
    • c 33:18 - Or "arrived at Shalem, a"
      19 For a hundred pieces of silver,c he bought from the sons of Hamor,3 the father of Shechem,4 the plot of ground5 where he pitched his tent.6

      References for Genesis 33:19

        • d 33:19 - Hebrew "hundred kesitahs"; a kesitah was a unit of money of unknown weight and value.
          20 There he set up an altar7 and called it El Elohe Israel.d

          References for Genesis 33:20

            • e 33:20 - "El Elohe Israel" can mean "God, the God of Israel" or "mighty is the God of Israel."