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People's Dictionary of the Bible

Hermon

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Hermon (her'mon), a peak, summit. The highest mountain in Palestine, Deuteronomy 3:8; Joshua 12:1; Joshua 11:17; 1 Chronicles 5:23. It towers high above the ancient border city of Dan and the fountains of the Jordan, and is the most conspicuous and beautiful mountain in Palestine or Syria. Hermon has three summits, situated like the angles of a triangle, and about a quarter of a mile from each other. In two passages of Scripture this mountain is called Baal-hermon, Judges 3:3; 1 Chronicles 5:23, possibly because Baal was there worshipped. Hermon was probably the scene of the transfiguration, as it stands near Cæsarea Philippi, where we know Christ was just before that event. The height of Hermon is reckoned at 10,000 feet.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Hermon'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/h/hermon.html. 1893.

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