Ebal @ stony. (1.) A mountain 3,076 feet above the level of the sea, and 1-200 feet above the level of the valley, on the north side of which stood the city of Shechem (q.v.). On this mountain six of the tribes Deuteronomy:27:12-13) were appointed to take their stand and respond according to a prescribed form to the imprecations uttered in the valley, where the law was read by the Levites (11:29; 29:4,13). This mountain was also the site of the first great altar erected to Jehovah Deuteronomy:27:5-8; Joshua:8:30-35). After this the name of Ebal does not again occur in Jewish history. (See GERIZIM.) (2.) A descendant of Eber ( 1Chronicles:1:22), called also Obal Genesis:10:28). (3.) A descendant of Seir the Horite Genesis:36:23).