Mount Tabor, Kfar Tavor, Northern District, Israel
Mount Tabor is located in Lower Galilee. Its green-clad rounded shape looks out towards Galilee and its summit is crowned with a church.
At the eastern end of the Jezreel Valley, 11 miles west of the Sea of Galilee. It was the site of the Mount Tabor battle between Barak under the leadership of the Israelite judge Deborah, and the army of Jabin commanded by Sisera, in the mid 12th century BCE.
This is Mount Tabor, of which the Bible says: “Surely as Tabor is among the mountains, and as Carmel by the sea, so shall he come,” (Jeremiah 46:18) and “Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name…,” Psalms 89:13).
A walk along the hillside paths reveals a wealth of magnificent scenery as the plowed fields of the valley and the ponds and communities hidden amid the tangle of greenery are disclosed one after another as the visitor views the panorama from different successive angles.
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