¶Of the hill Garasim. Cap. 16.
AS Ierome sayth, Garisim is a Hill fast by Iericho, and mount Eball is nigh thereto against Garisim. In these two hills, blessings and cursings were cried and shewed to the people, yt should come into the land of behest, to comfort them, that loued the lawe, and to drawe them to God by blessing: & to feare them that would breake the ten precepts, by cursings. Also in Garisim, sixe of ye most noble and worthy men with Priestes, cried and shewed the blessings, and ther∣fore was brought vp an vsage, that that hill shoulde be in great worship among them yt should come after, & shuld be fre∣quented, because of sacrifice & of praiers, therefore was strife of praiers betweene the Iewes and the Samaritanes. For the Samaritanes set mount Garisim before: & sayd that it was more couenable place to praiers then the Temple in Ierusa∣lem, and the Iewes said the contrarye, as it is sayd Iohn. 3. both in the texte and Glose.