Nablus

geographical name
Nab·​lus | \ ˈna-bləs How to pronounce Nablus (audio) , ˈnä-\
variants: or Nābulus \ ˈnä-​bu̇-​lu̇s How to pronounce Nābulus (audio) \ or ancient Shechem \ ˈshe-​kəm How to pronounce Shechem (audio) , -​ˌkem \ or Neapolis \ nē-​ˈa-​pə-​lis How to pronounce Neapolis (audio) \

Definition of Nablus

city in the north central West Bank population 136,000

Note: Nābulus was a city of ancient Palestine in Samaria.

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