And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Shechem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanites were then in the land.
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George Leo Haydock
Sichem. At the foot of Mount Garizim, where Abram offered his first sacrifice in the land, Deuteronomy xi. 30. (Kennicott)
Noble; on account of the many tall and shady oaks, whence the Septuagint have the high oak. Hebrew Elon more, the plain of Moreh, or of ostension, because God showed Abram from this place, situated about the middle of the promised land, what countries he would give to him in his posterity, after having exterminated the Chanaanites, who then occupied the land as their own. The mentioning of these idolatrous nations here, gives us reason to admire the faith and constancy of Abram, who neither doubted of the fulfilling of this promise, nor hesitated to adore the true God publicly, ver. 7. Hence there is no reason for accounting this an interpolation. (Haydock)