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And when they told it to Jotham, he went and stood in the top of mount Gerizim, and lifted up his voice, and cried, and said unto them, Hearken unto me, ye men of Shechem, that God may hearken unto you.

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.

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