Batman vppon Bartholome his booke De proprietatibus rerum, newly corrected, enlarged and amended: with such additions as are requisite, vnto euery seuerall booke: taken foorth of the most approued authors, the like heretofore not translated in English. Profitable for all estates, as well for the benefite of the mind as the bodie. 1582.
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th cent., Trevisa, John, d. 1402., Batman, Stephen, d. 1584.

¶Of the hill Heball. Chap. 6.

HEball is a Hill that is beyonde Ior∣dane. Thereon stoode the fire ligna∣ges after the passing of Iordane to curse all those that held not the x. precepts, as it is written Deut. 26. And men say, yt it is an hill with hollownesse and dens, and is ofte moued with earth shaking: and that accordeth to the meaning of his name: that is to vnderstande, an olde swollowe. Also this was the hill of cursing and of banning: for theron men prayed wickedly for them that trespas∣sed. And this was helde an hill of dis∣praising and despite. For 6. of the most vnworthy lynages that came of seruing women, were set vpon that hill Hebal to curse the people. Deut. 27.

(*And these shal stand vpon ye mount Ebal to curse, Ruben, Gad, Aser, Zabu∣lon, Dan, Nepthali, verse. 13. declaring that they shoulde haue cause to feare God for his vengeance, if they woulde not obaye him for his loue. On this mountaine was vttered the 12. curses, a∣gainst abhominable sinnes. Read the Chapter.