Gen 48:22

48:22 given to you . . . mountain slope. The Hebrew word translated “mountain slope” (shechem) often means “shoulder” or “ridge”, and is identical to the place-name “Shechem” (33:19). Some see here a reference to the double portion in the Promised Land that Joseph received through Ephraim and Manasseh (v. 1 note). Others infer that Jacob bequeathed the area of Shechem, where Jacob purchased a tract of land (33:18, 19) and which his sons later conquered (34:25–31), to Joseph’s descendants (Josh. 24:32).