or rather "oak of the pillar" (that being the real signification of the Hebrew word elon ), a tree which stood near Shechem and at which the men of Shechem and the house of Millo assembled to crown Abimelech the son of Gideon. (Judges 9:6)
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Bibliography Information Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Pillar, Plain of the,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". <http://classic.studylight.org/dic/sbd/view.cgi?number=T3452>. 1901.