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The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary

Mount Tabor

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-in Galilee. The name, in Hebrew, signifies a rising; and as it was centered in the midst of a wide country, it hath been called the Navel of Jezreel, similar to the holy land being called the midst of the earth, as the margin of the Bible renders it, the Navel of the earth. (See Ezekiel 38:12.) The mount of Tabor is spoken of, as beautifully covered with trees and herbage, and always affording a rich verdure. Hence, we find the Lord himself referring to mount Tabor as eminent among the mountains; "As I live, saith the King, whose name is the Lord of hosts; surely as Tabor is among the mountains, and as Carmel by the sea, so shall he come." (Jeremiah 46:18.) And the Psalmist celebrates this mountain as rejoicing with Hermon in the Lord. (Psalms 89:12.) Some have thought that it was in mount Tabor the Lord Jesus was transfigured. And if so, the Psalmist, by the spirit of prophecy ages before, might well speak of the honour given to this mount, for JEHOVAH'S voice was then heard in it, when he said of Christ, "This is my beloved Son, hear him." (Luke 9:12.)

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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Mount Tabor'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. London. 1828.

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