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Mountains Mentioned in the Bible
(In alphabetical order)
Mt. Abarim - The name literally means "the mountains across or beyond Jordan."
Mt. Ararat - The mountain or mountains where Noah's ark came to rest.
Mt. Bashan - The name denotes soft rich soil, and the territory was famous for its oaks and wild cattle.
Mt. Carmel - The scene of Elijah's sacrifice. The mountain is not to be confused with the town of Carmel, mentioned in I. Sam. xxv, 2ff.
Mt. Ebal - A sacred mountain from the earliest of times, where the stones inscribed with the Law were deposited.
Mt. Gerizim - Sacred from early times, this mountain is still the scene where the Samaritans hold the Passover.
Mt. Gilboa - The scene of Saul and Jonathan's death (exact location is under speculation)
Mt. Gilead - A mountainous region east of Jordan. It was the scene of the covenant between Laban and Jacob.
Mt. Hermon - A high mountain north of the Sea of Galilee, which very well could have been the scene of the Transfiguration.
Mt. Hor - The mountain where Aaron died. (exact location is under speculation)
Mt. Horeb - Most likely synonymous with Sinai. It was the scene of the burning bush, of the giving of the Law, and of Elijah's vision.
Mt. Lebanon - The central mountains of Syria, and famous as the source of timber for Solomon's Temple.
Mt. Moriah - The site of Abraham's intended sacrifice, and the mountain on which the Temple of Jerusalem was built. The Islamic Mosque of Omar resides on the site today.
Mt. Nebo - Range of hills forming the western edge of the Moabite plateau above the Jordan.
Mt. Olivet - The Mount of Olives; the scene of David's flight from Absalom; of Jesus' weeping over Jerusalem; and of His Ascension.
Mt. Pisgah - The headland of the Nebo range from which Moses saw the Promised Land.
Mt. Seir - The land of Esau; a mountain range identified with Edom
Mt. Sinai - The mountain where the Israelites encamped for nearly a year, and where the Law was given to Moses. Also called Horeb.
Mt. Tabor - The site of Barak's camp, some identify this mountain as the scene of the Transfiguration of Jesus.
Mt. Zion - The eastern hill of Jerusalem. It was the stronghold of the
Jebusites, attacked by joab, and became the site of David's palace and the
Isaiah 52:7 - How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! THE PROMISED LAND
Jesus came to his home, the Land of Israel, which was the land promised to
the first Hebrew, Abraham. The Lord established a covenant with Abraham and
promised that one day his "seed" (descendant) would be a blessing to all
nations. This was exactly why Israel was referred to as "The Promised Land."
Jesus, the promised seed of Abraham was the fulfillment of that promise, and
everything beautiful about the land of Israel is because of Jesus. The geography
is only secondary, yet it is truly amazing how much the Lord adored the land of
Israel because in it He not only saw the beauty throughout, but He saw landmarks
that revealed the promises that God had faithfully kept with His people.
An understanding of the geography of the ancient world is of tremendous value in understanding the life of Jesus. It is a true statement that a good Bible atlas is an essential tool for any serious student of the Bible, therefore this map program was created. You can follow the yellow numbers on the map in numerical order.
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