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Mount Tabor

Mount Tabor is a steep and near perfect dome-shaped mountain rising steeply at the northeast of the Jezreel Valley in the lower Galilee region. The summit is a bit under 1,900 feet above sea level, but because it’s a “lonely” mountain surrounded by low valleys and because of its unique dome shape, it can be easily identified from many observation points across northern Israel.

In addition to its unique geographical features, the mountain is deeply rooted in Israel’s history. In ancient times, it witnessed the famous biblical battle between the Israelis, led by Barak and Devora the Prophet, against Canaanite forces commanded by Sisera. Mount Tabor is mentioned seven times in the Old Testament. Years later, it was, according to Matthew 17 in the New Testament, the location of the Transfiguration of Jesus.


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