Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
Abram traveled through the land as far as the oak tree of Moreh at Shechem. (At that time the Canaanites were in the land.)
After he left Paddan Aram, Jacob came safely to the city of Shechem in the land of Canaan, and he camped near the city.
"The following tribes must stand to bless the people on Mount Gerizim when you cross the Jordan: Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin.
All the people, rulers, leaders, and judges were standing on either side of the ark, in front of the Levitical priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord. Both resident foreigners and native Israelites were there. Half the people stood in front of Mount Gerizim and the other half in front of Mount Ebal, as Moses the Lord's servant had previously instructed to them to do for the formal blessing ceremony.
All the leaders of Shechem and Beth Millo assembled and then went and made Abimelech king by the oak near the pillar in Shechem.
2 Kings 17:26
The king of Assyria was told, "The nations whom you deported and settled in the cities of Samaria do not know the requirements of the God of the land, so he has sent lions among them. They are killing the people because they do not know the requirements of the God of the land."
But you must seek only the place he chooses from all your tribes to establish his name as his place of residence, and you must go there.
1 Kings 9:3
The Lord said to him, "I have answered your prayer and your request for help that you made to me. I have consecrated this temple you built by making it my permanent home; I will be constantly present there.
1 Chronicles 21:26
David built there an altar to the Lord and offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings. He called out to the Lord, and the Lord responded by sending fire from the sky and consuming the burnt sacrifice on the altar.
1 Chronicles 22:1
David then said, "This is the place where the temple of the Lord God will be, along with the altar for burnt sacrifices for Israel."
2 Chronicles 6:6
But now I have chosen Jerusalem as a place to live, and I have chosen David to lead my people Israel.'
2 Chronicles 7:12
the Lord appeared to Solomon at night and said to him: "I have answered your prayer and chosen this place to be my temple where sacrifices are to be made.
He chose the tribe of Judah, and Mount Zion, which he loves.
Written by the Korahites; a psalm, a song. The Lord's city is in the holy hills.
Certainly the Lord has chosen Zion; he decided to make it his home.