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New Defender's Study Bible Notes
9:7 mount Gerizim. This famous mountain (it later was the site of the Samaritan temple, when Shechem had become known as Sychar–John 4:5,20) was adjacent to Shechem, so Jotham’s parable could either have been heard by Abimelech and his followers or else quickly relayed to them by those who heard it. He obviously was placing himself in great jeopardy, but his indictment eventually bore fruit.