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Genesis 33:18-20 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

18 Jacob arrived safely at the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Paddan-aram. He encamped in sight of the city. 19 The plot of ground on which he had pitched his tent he bought for a hundred pieces of money[a] from the descendants of Hamor, the father of Shechem. 20 He set up an altar there and invoked “El, the God of Israel.”

Footnotes:

  1. 33:19 Pieces of money: in Hebrew, qesita, a monetary unit of which the value is unknown. Descendants of Hamor: Hamorites, “the people of Hamor”; cf. Jgs 9:28. Hamor was regarded as the eponymous ancestor of the pre-Israelite inhabitants of Shechem.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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