All the leaders of Shechem and Beth Millo assembled and then went and made Abimelech king by the oak near the pillar in Shechem.
So David lived in the fortress and called it the City of David. David built all around it, from the terrace inwards.
Joshua wrote these words in the Law Scroll of God. He then took a large stone and set it up there under the oak tree near the Lord's shrine.
Rehoboam traveled to Shechem, for all Israel had gathered in Shechem to make Rehoboam king.
When all Israel heard that Jeroboam had returned, they summoned him to the assembly and made him king over all Israel. No one except the tribe of Judah remained loyal to the Davidic dynasty.
Jeroboam built up Shechem in the Ephraimite hill country and lived there. From there he went out and built up Penuel.