Mount Ebal

  Mount Ebal “And these shall stand upon mount Ebal  to curse;  Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and  Zebulun,  Dan, and Naphtali.” (Deuteronomy 27:13) A mountain  north of Shechem. Height: 3084 feet above sea level. Known in Bible as ‘the mountain of  the curse’ as opposed to Mount […]

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Mount Gerizim

  Mount Gerizim (Deuteronomy 11:29) Mountain south of Shechem. Height: 2890 feet above sea level. Mount Gerizim is known in the Bible as ‘mountain of the blessing’ as opposed to Mount Ebal, north of Shechem, known as ‘mountain of the curse.’ Called Jebel et Tur in Arabic, […]

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Mount Meron

  Mount Meron Range of mountains in the Upper Galilee 5 miles northwest of Safed. Its summit is 3963 feet above sea level – the highest peak in Israel till the Six Day War.  Called Jarmaq in Arabic. South of the summit are remains  of a Jewish […]

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Mount Gilboa

Mount Gilboa (I Samuel 31:1-2) “Now the Philistines fought againstIsrael: and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa And the Philistines followed close upon Saul and upon his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, […]

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Mount Zin (Mount Hor)

  Mount Zin (Mount Hor) Mountain in the Negeb in the Zin Valley, 6 miles southwest of the Scorpion’s Ascent. Height:912 feet above sea level. There is a good view of the entire area from the summit. “And they set  out from Kadesh, and encamped at mount […]

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Mount Tabor

  Mount Tabor “The north and the south,  you have created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in your name.” (Psalms 89:12) Mount Tabor is a dome-shaped mountain in Galilee in heart of the Jezreel Valley where Deborah and Barak led the armies of Israel. “And she […]

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