Tabor

“A height. (1.) Now Jebel et-Tur, a cone-like prominent mountain,” “11 miles west of the Sea of Galilee. It is about 1,843 feet” high. The view from the summit of it is said to be singularly extensive and grand. This is alluded to in Ps. 89:12; Jer. 46:18. It was here that Barak encamped before the battle with “Sisera (q.v.) Judg. 4:6-14. There is an old tradition, which,” “however, is unfounded, that it was the scene of the” “transfiguration of our Lord. (See [619]HERMON.) “The prominence” “and isolation of Tabor, standing, as it does, on the border-land” “between the northern and southern tribes, between the mountains” “and the central plain, made it a place of note in all ages, and” “evidently led the psalmist to associate it with Hermon, the one” “emblematic of the south, the other of the north.” There are some” who still hold that this was the scene of the transfiguration (q.v.). “(2.) A town of Zebulum (1 Chr. 6:77). “(3.) The “plain of Tabor” (1 Sam. 10:3) should be, as in the “Revised Version, “the oak of Tabor.” This was probably the” Allon-bachuth of Gen. 35:8.

Definition of Tabor: “choice; purity; bruising”

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