Mountains

Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel is a coastal mountain range in northern Israel stretching from the Mediterranean Sea towards the southeast. Geography and Geology The term “Mount Carmel” has been used in three distinct ways: 1)  To refer to the 39 km-long (24-mile long) mountain range, stretching as far in the southeast as Jenin. 2)  To refer to the northwestern 19 […]

Mount Hermon

Mount Hermon

Mount Hermon is a mountain cluster in the Anti-Lebanon mountain range. Its summit straddles the border between Syria and Lebanon and, at 2,814 m (9,232 ft) above sea level, is the highest point in Syria. On the top there is “Hermon Hotel”, in the buffer zone between Syria and Israeli-occupied territory, the highest permanently manned UN […]

Mount of Beatitudes

Mount of Beatitudes

The Mount of Beatitudes (Hebrew: Har HaSimcha) refers to a hill in northern Israel where Jesus is believed to have delivered the Sermon on the Mount.       Location The traditional location for the Mount of Beatitudes is on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee, between Capernaum and Gennesaret (Ginosar). The actual location of […]

Mount of Temptation

Mount of Temptation

The Mount of Temptation is said to be the hill in the Judaean Desert where Jesus was tempted by the devil (Matthew 4:8). The exact location is unknown and impossible to determine. It is generally identified with Mount Quarantania, a mountain approximately 366 meters (1,201 ft) high, located about 11 km (6.8 mi) northwest of the West […]

Mount Tabor

Mount Tabor

Mount Tabor is located six miles northeast of Nazareth on the edge of the plain of Jezreel.  It is 1,843 feet above sea level.  The tribal territories of Zebulun, Issachar, and Naphtali meet at Mount Tabor. Although Mount Tabor is not mentioned in the New Testament, Christian tradition places the Transfiguration on this site Mount Hermon […]

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