Places Study on Tabor

Places Study on Tabor

Joshua 19: And turned from Sarid eastward toward the sunrising unto the border of Chislothtabor, and then goeth out to Daberath, and goeth up to Japhia,
Joshua 19: And the coast reacheth to Tabor, and Shahazimah, and Bethshemesh; and the outgoings of their border were at Jordan: sixteen cities with their villages.
Joshua 19: And then the coast turneth westward to Aznothtabor, and goeth out from thence to Hukkok, and reacheth to Zebulun on the south side, and reacheth to Asher on the west side, and to Judah upon Jordan toward the sunrising.
Judges 4: And she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedeshnaphtali, and said unto him, Hath not the LORD God of Israel commanded, saying, Go and draw toward mount Tabor, and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun?
Judges 4: And they shewed Sisera that Barak the son of Abinoam was gone up to mount Tabor.
Judges 4: And Deborah said unto Barak, Up; for this is the day in which the LORD hath delivered Sisera into thine hand: is not the LORD gone out before thee? So Barak went down from mount Tabor, and ten thousand men after him.
Judges 8: Then said he unto Zebah and Zalmunna, What manner of men were they whom ye slew at Tabor? And they answered, As thou art, so were they; each one resembled the children of a king.
1 Samuel 10: Then shalt thou go on forward from thence, and thou shalt come to the plain of Tabor, and there shall meet thee three men going up to God to Bethel, one carrying three kids, and another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a bottle of wine:
1 Chronicles 6: Unto the rest of the children of Merari were given out of the tribe of Zebulun, Rimmon with her suburbs, Tabor with her suburbs:
Psalms 89: The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.
Jeremiah 46: 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.
Hosea 5: Hear ye this, O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel; and give ye ear, O house of the king; for judgment is toward you, because ye have been a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor.

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1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Mount Tabor
(Arabic: Jebel et Tour; mountain of mountains)

Distinguished for its picturesque site and outline, rises above the Plains of Esdraelon, fives miles southeast of Nazareth. It played an important part in the history of Israel, was the boundary between the tribes of Issachar and Zabulon. Here Debbora assembled 10,000 Israelites under Barac to attack and destroy Sisara and his army (Judges 4); poetically treated by the prophets, Jeremiah 46; Osee, 5; and Psalms 88. Traditional scene of the Transfiguration of Our Lord.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Tabor
TABOR . 1. A town in the tribe of Zebulun, given to Levites descended from Merari ( 1 Chronicles 6:77 ). Its site is unknown. Perhaps it is to be identified with Chislothtabor in the same tribe ( Joshua 19:12 ). 2. A place near Ophrah ( Judges 8:18 ). 3. The Oak (AV [Note: Authorized Version.] ‘plain’) of Tabor was on the road from Ramah S. to Gibeah ( 1 Samuel 10:3 ). 4. See next article.

H. L. Willett.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Tabor (1)
TABOR ( MOUNT ). A mountain in the N.E. corner of the plain of Esdraelon, some 7 miles E. of Nazareth. Though only 1843 feet high, Tabor is, from its isolation and remarkable rounded shape, a most prominent object from great distances around; hence, though so very different in size from the great mountain mass of Hermon, it was yet associated with it ( Psalms 89:12 ). It was a king among the mountains ( Jeremiah 46:18 ). It is known to the Arabs as Jebel et-Tûr , lit. ‘the mountain of the mount,’ the same name as is applied to the Mount of Olives. From the summit of Tabor a magnificent outlook is obtained, especially to the W., over the great plain of Esdraelon to the mountains of Samaria and Carmel. It was on the borders of Zebulun and Issachar ( Joshua 19:12 ; Joshua 19:22 ); It was certainly an early sanctuary, i and probably the reference in Deuteronomy 33:18-19 is to this mountain. Here the forces under Deborah and Barak rallied to fight Sisera ( Judges 4:6 ; Judges 4:12 ). Whether the reference in Judges 8:18 is to this mountain is doubtful. In later history Tabor appears chiefly as a fortress. In the 3rd cent. b.c., Antiochus the Great captured the city Atabyrium which was upon Tabor, and afterwards fortified it. Between b.c. 105 and 78 the place was again in Jewish hands, but in b.c. 53 Gabinius here defeated Alexander, son of Aristobulus ii., who was in revolt. A hundred and ten years later Josephus fortified the hill against Vespasian, but after the Jewish soldiers had been defeated by the general Placidus, the place surrendered. During the Crusades it was for long in the hands of the Christians, but fell to the Muslems after the battle of Hattin, and was fortified in 1212 by the successor of Saladin a step which led to the inglorious and ineffectual 5th Crusade.

The tradition that Tabor was the scene of the Transfiguration goes back to the 3rd cent., but has little evidence in its favour. Although not directly recorded, the condition of the hill before and after would lead one to suppose that it was an inhabited site at the time of Christ, while the requirements of the Biblical narrative ( Mark 8:27 ; Mark 9:2-10 , Luke 9:28-36 ) suggest a site near Cæsarea Philippi, such, for example, as an isolated spur of Hermon.

Mount Tabor to-day is one of the best-wooded spots in W. Palestine, groves of oaks and terebinths not only covering the hillsides, but extending also over a considerable area of hill and valley to the N.; game abounds in the coverts. The Franciscans and the Greek Church have each erected a monastery-hospice on the summit, and extensive excavations have been made, particularly by members of the former order. The foundations of a great wall of circumvallation probably that of Josephus ( BJ IV. i. 8) have been followed, many ancient tombs have been cleared, and the remains of several churches of the 4th and of the 12th centuries have been unearthed.

E. W. G. Masterman.

Smith's Bible Dictionary - Tabor, the Plain of
This is an incorrect translation, and should be THE OAK OF TABOR . It is mentioned in (1 Samuel 10:3 ) only, as one of the points in the homeward journey of Saul after his anointing by Samuel.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Aznoth-Tabor
("the ears (earlike summits) of Tabor".) Marking the boundary of Naphtali (Joshua 19:24).

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Tabor
A height.
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 Psalm 89:12 ; Jeremiah 46:18 . It was here that Barak encamped before the battle with Sisera (q.v.) Judges 4:6-14 . There is an old tradition, which, however, is unfounded, that it was the scene of the transfiguration of our Lord. (See 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.).



A town of Zebulum ( 1 Chronicles 6:77 ).



The "plain of Tabor" (1 Samuel 10:3 ) should be, as in the Revised Version, "the oak of Tabor." This was probably the Allon-bachuth of Genesis 35:8 .
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Tabor, Mount
TABOR, MOUNT.—A notable landmark, of rare beauty and symmetry, six miles east of Nazareth, on the north-east arm of the plain of Esdraelon. In the works of Josephus and the Septuagint its designation is Itabyrion; in Polybius, Atabyrion; elsewhere, Thabor. The modern Arabic name—identical with the name of the Mount of Olives—is Jebel et-Tur. Mount Tabor stands apart, clear and distinct, from the rugged elevations grouped around it, except on its western side, where a low narrow ridge connects it with the hills of Galilee. Its apparent isolation, and its noble domelike contour, rising directly from the level of the Plain,, make it the most conspicuous mountain in Lower Galilee. Its outline varies somewhat when viewed from different positions. As seen from the south and south-west, it resembles the segment of a sphere; from the north-west a truncated cone. Its true figure, according to W. M. Thomson, is an ‘elongated oval, the longitudinal diameter running nearly east and west.’ Its flattened summit, not easily distinguishable from the levels near its base, is 1400 feet above the average elevation of the plain, and almost 1900 above sea level. Like the hills south and west of it, Tabor is a mass of cretaceous limestone, and the soil on its summit and sides is deep and rich. It is conspicuous among the mountains of this section for its wooded slopes and leafy glades, as well as for its regular form and graceful outline, and yet it is not ‘densely wooded,’ as some have described it. There are dense clumps of undergrowth in places, but the trees, which for the most part are scrub and evergreen oaks, resemble the growth of an orchard or park rather than of a forest. The summit of the mountain is a flattened platform, oval in outline, and thickly strewn along its outer edges with ruined walls and massive substructions of different periods and styles of architecture.

A tradition as old as the 4th cent, locates the scene of the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor, and until the middle of the 19th cent, this was the generally accepted place of pilgrimage and devotion in commemoration of this event. The earliest references in this connexion are by Cyril of Jerusalem, Jerome, and others (Cat. xii. 16; Epp. 44 and). In the 6th cent., three churches, corresponding to the three tabernacles of Peter (Mark 9:5), were built on its summit. Saewulf speaks of three monasteries (c. [Note: circa, about.] a.d. 1103), which, with later reconstructions by the Crusaders, were destroyed in the 13th century. There is no mention of Mount Tabor in the NT, and no intimation which in any way connects it with the scene of the great Epiphany. It is an unquestioned fact, based upon the statement given above, that Tabor at the date of this occurrence was not a suitable place for a quiet retreat, such as is implied in the narrative of the Evangelists. Apart from this objection, not in itself decisive, all the events immediately associated with it unquestionably took place on or about the southern slope of Mount Hermon (Matthew 16:17-28, Mark 8:27-38, Luke 9:18-37). Of the six days which followed the prophetic declaration of Jesus concerning His approaching sufferings and death, there is no record, but it is in keeping with the entire narrative to assume that they were spent in retirement and prayer. There is no intimation that He passed the momentous hours of this transition period in travel, or that He sought another place in the most densely populated part of Galilee for this crowning manifestation of His Divinity and Messiahship. On the contrary, it is asserted in Mark 9:30 that Jesus ‘passed through Galilee’ after He had healed the spirit-possessed child at the foot of the mountain. While, for the reasons given, the time-honoured tradition which connects this ‘strange and beautiful mountain’ with the Transfiguration has been almost universally abandoned, it is nevertheless true that it was one of the most prominent objects of vision from the outskirts of the early home of Jesus, and its graceful outlines were often before Him, as He journeyed to and fro during the greater part of His public ministry.

Literature.—Thomson, Land and Book, ii. 136; Schaff, Through Bible Lands, 330–336; Baedeker-Socin, Pal. [Note: Palestine, Palestinian.] 364; Stanley, SP [Note: P Sinai and Palestine.] 419; Merrill, Galilee, 54; Robinson, BRP [Note: RP Biblical Researches in Palestine.] ii. 353, and iii. 221; Ritter, Erdkunde, xvi. 391; Andrews, Life of our Lord, 357, 358; PEF [Note: EF Palestine Exploration Fund.] Mem. i. 388–391; de Vogüé, Églises de la Terre Sainte, 353; G. A. Smith, HGHL [Note: GHL Historical Geog. of Holy Land.] 394, 408, 417; C. W. Wilson in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible iv. 671 f.; Buhl, GAP [Note: AP Geographic des alten Palästina.] 107 f., 216 f.

R. L. Stewart.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Tabor
(tay' bawr) Place name of uncertain meaning, perhaps, “height.” 1. A mountain in the valley of Jezreel. About six miles east of Nazareth, it has played an important role in Israel's history since the period of the conquest. It served as a boundary point for the tribes of Naphtali,

Issachar, and Zebulun (Joshua 19:12 ,Joshua 19:12,19:22 ), where the tribes worshiped early (Deuteronomy 33:18-19 ). Barak gathered an army at Tabor to defend against Sisera (Judges 4:6 ). Apparently, it was the site of false worship (Hosea 5:1 ). Tradition holds that Tabor was the site of Jesus' transfiguration (Mark 9:2 ), although no evidence exists to validate the claim.

2. Levitical city (1 Chronicles 6:77 ), apparently replacing Nahalal in the earlier list (Joshua 21:35 ). It may be khirbet Dabura.

3. The “Plain of Tabor” (1 Samuel 10:3 ) was apparently near Gibea.



Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Chisloth-Tabor, j
CHISLOTH-TABOR , Joshua 19:12 . See Chesulloth.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Tabor, Oak of
NAS, NRSV designation of a site between Rachel's tomb (near Bethlehem) and Gibeah of Saul (1 Samuel 10:3 ). Other translations read plain (KJV), great tree (NIV), or terebinth (REB) of Tabor.



Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Tabor
("height, mound"); (tabar related to tsabar ).

1. Psalms 89:12, "the N. and S. Tabor (i.e. the W.) and Hermon (E. of Jordan) shall rejoice," etc. Their existence and majestic appearance are a silent hymn to their Creator's praise; the view from Tabor comprises as much of natural beauty and sacred interest as any in the Holy Land. Accurately corresponding to its name; a large isolated mound-like mountain, 1865 ft. high, N.E. of Esdraelon plain. On the W. however a narrow ridge connects it with the hills of Nazareth, which lies six or eight miles off due W. The southern end of the lake of Galilee lies 12 miles off to the E. It consists of limestone; thick stone; thick forests of oak, etc., cover the sides, affording covert to wolves, boars, lynxes, and reptiles. The summit is a mile and a half in circuit, surmounted with a four-gated fortress' ruins, with an Arabic inscription on one of the gateways recording its building or rebuilding by the sultan Abu Bekr.

Named among Issachar's boundaries (Joshua 19:22), but the fortified city at Mount Tabor's base may be meant there. (See CHISLOTH TABOR.) From Tabor Barak descended with his 10,000 men into the plain, at Deborah's command, and conquered Sisera at the Kishon (Judges 4:6-15). (See KEDESH.) Here Zebah and Zalmunna slew Gideon's brothers (Judges 8:18-19). Herder makes Tabor to be meant when Hoses says of Issachar and Zebulun (Deuteronomy 33:19), "they shall call the people unto the mountain, there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness." The open glades on the summit would form a suitable sanctuary, and were among "the high places" which ensnared Israel in idolatry; so Hosea 5:1, "a net spread upon Tabor."

Jewish tradition states that liers in wait in Tabor and Mizpah intercepted and murdered Israelites going from the northern kingdom up to Jerusalem to worship in Jehovah's temple (compare Hosea 5:2). Jeremiah 46:18, "as Tabor is among the mountains," i.e. as it towers high and unique by itself, so Nebuchadnezzar is one not to be matched as a foe. The large, beveled stones among the ruins at the top belong to Roman times. The Lord's transfiguration Jerome and others assigned to Tabor. But the buildings on Tabor (see Josephus, B.J. 4:1, section 8, and 1 Chronicles 6:77) are inconsistent, with the solitude "apart" of which the narrative (Matthew 17:1-2) speaks. Moreover, the transfiguration took place near Caesarea Philippi; this fact, and the reference to the "snow," accord best with Mount Hermon being the scene (Mark 8:27; Mark 9:1-3).

2. The city of the Merarite Levites (1 Chronicles 6:77). (See CHISLOTH TABOR; Joshua 19:12).

3. "The plain of Tabor." Eelon, rather "the oak of Tabor" (1 Samuel 10:3). Identified by Ewald with the oak of Deborah (or Tabor differently pronounced), Rebekah's nurse (Genesis 35:8), and the palm of Deborah the prophetess (Judges 4:5; the distance from Rachel's sepulchre at Bethlehem is an objection), and the oak of the prophet of Bethel (1 Kings 13:14).

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Chisloth Tabor
On the boundary of Zebulun (Joshua 19:12) (perhaps Iksul, W. of mount Tabor), "confidences of Tabor," i.e. "fort of Tabor" (compare 1 Chronicles 6:77).

Holman Bible Dictionary - Aznoth-Tabor
(az' nahth-tay' bawr) Place name meaning, “ears of Tabor.” A border town of the tribe of Naphtali (Joshua 19:34 ). It may be modern Umm Jebeil near Mount Tabor.



Holman Bible Dictionary - Kisloth-Tabor
(kihss' lahth-tay' bawr) NIV, REB spelling of Chisloth-Tabor. See Chisloth-Tabor .



Hitchcock's Bible Names - Tabor
Choice; purity; bruising
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Tabor
See Mount Tabor

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Chisloth-Tabor
Fears; purity
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Aznoth-Tabor
The ears of Tabor; the ears of purity or contrition
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Tabor
1. A conspicuous mountain in Galilee, about seven miles east of Nazareth. It formed a boundary to Issachar and Zebulon. Its sides are well wooded, and on the summit is an irregular plain of about a mile in circuit, with ruins of fortifications. The height of it is 1,843 feet. Joshua 19:22 ; Judges 4:6-14 ; Judges 8:18 ; Psalm 89:12 ; Jeremiah 46:18 ; Hosea 5:1 . It is now called Jebel et Tor, 32 41' N, 35 23' E . Tradition makes this the mount of Transfiguration; but it is more probable that some part of mount Hermon was chosen for the transfiguration. This has good moral associations (cf. Psalm 133:3 ), and would be more private than Tabor.

2. The 'plain of Tabor' in 1 Samuel 10:3 should be read the 'oak of Tabor' as in the R.V.

3. Levitical city in the tribe of Zebulun. 1 Chronicles 6:77 . The list of Levitical cities in Joshua 21 does not contain this name. See CHESULLOTH.

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Tabor
Tabor (tâ'bôr), a mound; or Mount Tabor. Judges 4:6. A single limestone mountain in central Palestine. It rises abruptly from the northeastern arm of the plain of Esdraelon, and stands entirely isolated except on the west, where a narrow ridge connects it with the hills of Nazareth. It is six miles east of Nazareth, and about 50 miles north of Jerusalem. As seen from a distance, it presents the appearance of a beautiful flattened cone, being symmetrical in its proportions, and rounded off like a hemisphere or the segment of a circle. Tabor makes a prominent figure in the Old, but is not named in the New Testament. It was the boundary between Issachar and Zebulun. Joshua 19:12; Joshua 19:22. Barak, at the command of Deborah, assembled his forces on Tabor, and descended thence, with "ten thousand men after him," into the plain, and conquered Sisera on the banks of the Kishon. Judges 4:6-15. The brothers of Gideon, each of whom "resembled the children of a king," were murdered here by Zebah and Zalmunna. Judges 8:18-19. There are the ruins of a fortress on the summit of Tabor.

The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Mount Tabor
-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.)

Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Tabor
a mountain not far from Kadesh, in the tribe of Zebulun, and in the confines of Issachar and Naphtali. It has its name from its eminence, because it rises up in the midst of a wide champaign country, called the Valley of Jezreel, or the great plain. Maundrell tells us that the area at the top of this mountain is enclosed with trees, except to the south, from whence there is the most agreeable prospect in the world. Many have believed that our Lord's transfiguration took place on this mountain. This place is mentioned, 1 Samuel 10:3 . It is minutely described by both Pococke and Maundrell. The road from Nazareth lies for two hours between low hills; it then opens into the plain of Esdraelon. At about two or three furlongs within the plain, and six miles from Nazareth, rises this singular mount, which is almost entirely insulated, its figure representing a half sphere. "It is," says Pococke, "one of the finest hills I ever beheld, being a rich soil that produces excellent herbage, and is most beautifully adorned with groves and clumps of trees. The ascent is so easy, that we rode up the north side by a winding road. Some authors mention it as near four miles high, others as about two: the former may be true, as to the winding ascent up the hill. The top of it, about half a mile long, and near a quarter of a mile broad, is encompassed with a wall, which Josephus says was built in forty days: there was also a wall along the middle of it, which divided the south part, on which the city stood, from the north part, which is lower, and is called the meidan, or place, being probably used for exercises when there was a city here, which Josephus mentions by the name of Ataburion. Within the outer wall on the north side are several deep fosses, out of which, it is probable, the stones were dug to build the walls; and these fosses seem to have answered the end of cisterns, to preserve the rain water, and were also some defence to the city. There are likewise a great number of cisterns under ground for preserving the rain water. To the south, where the ascent was most easy, there are fosses cut on the outside, to render the access to the walls more difficult. Some of the gates, also, of the old city remain, as Bab-el-houah, ‘the gate of the winds,' to the west; and Bab-el-kubbe, ‘the arched gate,' a small one to the south. Antiochus, king of Syria, took the fortress on the top of this hill. Vespasian, also, got possession of it; and, after that, Josephus fortified it with strong walls. But what has made it more famous than any thing else is the common opinion, from the time of St. Jerom, that the transfiguration of our Saviour was on this mountain." Van Egmont and Heyman give the following account:

"This mountain, though somewhat rugged and difficult, we ascended on horseback, making several circuits round it, which took us up about three quarters of an hour. It is one of the highest in the whole country, being thirty stadia, or about four English miles, a circumstance that rendered it more famous. And it is the most beautiful I ever saw, with regard to verdure, being every where decorated with small oak trees, and the ground universally enamelled with a variety of plants and flowers, except on the south side, where it is not so fully covered with verdure. On this mountain are great numbers of red partridges, and some wild boars; and we were so fortunate as to see the Arabs hunting them. We left, but not without reluctancy, this delightful place, and found at the bottom of it a mean village, called Deboura, or Tabour, a name said to be derived from the celebrated Deborah mentioned in Judges."

Pococke notices this village, which stands on a rising ground at the foot of Mount Tabor westward; and the learned traveller thinks, that it may be the same as the Daberath, or Daberah mentioned in the book of Joshua, as on the borders of Zabulon and Issachar. "Any one," he adds, "who examines the fourth chapter of Judges, may see that this is probably the spot where Barak and Deborah met at Mount Tabor with their forces, and went to pursue Sisera; and on this account, it might have its name from that great prophetess, who then judged and governed Israel; for Josephus relates, that Deborah and Barak gathered the army together at this mountain."

"From the top of Tabor," says Maundrell, "you have a prospect which, if nothing else, will reward the labour of ascending it. It is impossible for man's eyes to behold a higher gratification of this nature. On the north- west you discern at a distance the Mediterranean, and all round you have the spacious and beautiful plains of Esdraelon and Galilee. Turning a little southward, you have in view the high mountains of Gilboa, fatal to Saul and his sons. Due east you discover the sea of Tiberias, distant about one day's journey. A few points to the north appears that which they call the mount of Beatitudes. Not far from this little hill is the city Saphet: it stands upon a very eminent and conspicuous mountain, and is seen far and near." Beyond this is seen a much higher mountain, capped with snow, a part of the chain of Antilibanus. To the south-west is Carmel, and on the south the hills of Samaria.

Webster's Dictionary - Tabor
(1):

(v. i.) To play on a tabor, or little drum.

(2):

(v. i.) To strike lightly and frequently.

(3):

(v. t.) To make (a sound) with a tabor.

(4):

(n.) A small drum used as an accompaniment to a pipe or fife, both being played by the same person.

1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Tabor, Mount
(Arabic: Jebel et Tour; mountain of mountains)

Distinguished for its picturesque site and outline, rises above the Plains of Esdraelon, fives miles southeast of Nazareth. It played an important part in the history of Israel, was the boundary between the tribes of Issachar and Zabulon. Here Debbora assembled 10,000 Israelites under Barac to attack and destroy Sisara and his army (Judges 4); poetically treated by the prophets, Jeremiah 46; Osee, 5; and Psalms 88. Traditional scene of the Transfiguration of Our Lord.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Chisloth-Tabor
(chihss' lohth-tay' bawr) See Chesulloth .



American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Tabor
An isolated mountain of Galilee, on the northeastern side of the plain of Esdraelon, an arm of which extends beyond the mountain in the same direction. It is of limestone formation, conical in form, and well-wooded, especially on the north side, with fine oaks and other trees and odoriferous plants. It rises 1,350 feet above the plain at its base, which Isaiah 400 feet above the Mediterranean, and by a winding path on the north-west side one may ride to its summit in an hour. There is a small oblong plain on the summit, surrounded by a larger but less regular tract, perhaps a mile inn circumference. The prospect from Mount Tabor is extensive and beautiful. Dr. Robinson and many others speak of it as one of the finest in Paletine; and Lord Nugent declared it the most splendid he could recollect having ever seen from any natural height. See Jeremiah 46:18 . Its general features are the same as those of the view from the heights of Nazareth, five miles to the west. See Psalm 80:12 .

On the summit of Tabor a fortified town anciently stood, probably of the same name, 1 Chronicles 6:77 . This was in existence, and was garrisoned by the Romans in the time of Christ, which conflicts with the tradition that makes Tabor the scene of the transfiguration. Ruins of ancient walls enclose the area of the summit; and at various points there are remains of fortifications and dwellings, some of which are of the age of the crusaders, and others of more ancient date. Tabor lay on the borders of Issachar and Zebulun, Joshua 19:12,22 . The host of Barak encamped upon it, before the battle with Sisera, Judges 4:6,12,14 . At a later day it appears to have been desecrated by idolatry, Hosea 5:1 .

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Aznoth-Tabor
AZNOTH-TABOR . The lower slopes of Mt. Tabor, marking the S.W. corner of the portion of Naphtali ( Joshua 19:34 ).

King James Dictionary - Tabor
TA'BOR, n. Eng. tap. A small drum used as an accompaniment to a pipe or fife.

TA'BOR, To strike lightly and frequently.

Her maids shall lead her as with the voice of doves, taboring upon their breasts. Nahum 2

1. To play on a tabor or little drum.

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Chisloth Tabor - of mount Tabor), "confidences of Tabor," i. "fort of Tabor" (compare 1 Chronicles 6:77)
Tabret - See Tabor. A Tabor
Kisloth-Tabor - (kihss' lahth-tay' bawr) NIV, REB spelling of Chisloth-Tabor. See Chisloth-Tabor
Aznoth-Tabor - AZNOTH-Tabor . Tabor, marking the S
Aznoth-Tabor - (az' nahth-tay' bawr) Place name meaning, “ears of Tabor. It may be modern Umm Jebeil near Mount Tabor
Chesulloth - Probably the same as CHISLOTH-Tabor in Joshua 19:12 , and Tabor in 1 Chronicles 6:77
Chesulloth - The same as Chisloth-Tabor , Joshua 19:12 . of Tabor
Chis'Loth-ta'Bor - (loins of Tabor ) a place to the border of which reached the border of Zebulun. ( Joshua 19:12 ) It may be the village Iksal , which is now standing about 2 1/2 miles to the west of Mount Tabor
Tabor - See Mount Tabor...
Tabor - Tabor (i. Their existence and majestic appearance are a silent hymn to their Creator's praise; the view from Tabor comprises as much of natural beauty and sacred interest as any in the Holy Land. ... Named among Issachar's boundaries (Joshua 19:22), but the fortified city at Mount Tabor's base may be meant there. (See CHISLOTH Tabor. ) From Tabor Barak descended with his 10,000 men into the plain, at Deborah's command, and conquered Sisera at the Kishon (Judges 4:6-15). Herder makes Tabor to be meant when Hoses says of Issachar and Zebulun (Deuteronomy 33:19), "they shall call the people unto the mountain, there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness. " The open glades on the summit would form a suitable sanctuary, and were among "the high places" which ensnared Israel in idolatry; so Hosea 5:1, "a net spread upon Tabor. "... Jewish tradition states that liers in wait in Tabor and Mizpah intercepted and murdered Israelites going from the northern kingdom up to Jerusalem to worship in Jehovah's temple (compare Hosea 5:2). Jeremiah 46:18, "as Tabor is among the mountains," i. The Lord's transfiguration Jerome and others assigned to Tabor. But the buildings on Tabor (see Josephus, B. (See CHISLOTH Tabor; Joshua 19:12). "The plain of Tabor. " Eelon, rather "the oak of Tabor" (1 Samuel 10:3). Identified by Ewald with the oak of Deborah (or Tabor differently pronounced), Rebekah's nurse (Genesis 35:8), and the palm of Deborah the prophetess (Judges 4:5; the distance from Rachel's sepulchre at Bethlehem is an objection), and the oak of the prophet of Bethel (1 Kings 13:14)
Tabour - ) See Tabor
Daberath - ” Border city of Zebulun near Mount Tabor (Joshua 19:12 ). It is modern Daburiyeh at the northwest foot of Mount Tabor
Chesulloth - It has been identified with Chisloth-Tabor, 2 1/2 miles to the west of Mount Tabor, and north of Jezreel; now Iksal
Taber - ) Same as Tabor
Taboring - ) of Tabor...
Chisloth-Tabor, j - CHISLOTH-Tabor , Joshua 19:12
Taborine - ) A small, shallow drum; a Tabor
Tabor - ) To play on a Tabor, or little drum. ) To make (a sound) with a Tabor
Tabor - Tabor (tâ'bôr), a mound; or Mount Tabor. Tabor makes a prominent figure in the Old, but is not named in the New Testament. Barak, at the command of Deborah, assembled his forces on Tabor, and descended thence, with "ten thousand men after him," into the plain, and conquered Sisera on the banks of the Kishon. There are the ruins of a fortress on the summit of Tabor
Aznoth-Tabor - The ears of Tabor; the ears of purity or contrition
Shahazimah - A town of Issachar between Tabor and Jordan (Joshua 19:22)
Aznoth-Tabor - ("the ears (earlike summits) of Tabor"
Timbrel - ) A kind of drum, Tabor, or tabret, in use from the highest antiquity
Aznothtabor, - 'ears or peaks of Tabor
Shihon - Eusebius (Onomasticon) calls it "a village near Mount Tabor
Timbrel - ) Hebrew toph , "tambourine," related to the old English "Tabor," i
Kishon - Now the Mukutta, a brook that rises in the plain of Esdraelon, near the foot of mount Tabor. After passing through the great plain and receiving the waters of various smaller streams, it flows along the foot of mount Carmel, and discharges itself into the Carmel ridge, see Judges 4:13 5:21 , is paralleled by a similar destruction of Arabs fleeing from the French after the battle of mount Tabor, April 8,1799
Shi'Hon - (ruin ), a town of Issachar, named only in ( Joshua 19:19 ) Eusebius mentions it as then existing "near Mount Tabor
Tabor - Tabor . Perhaps it is to be identified with ChislothTabor in the same tribe ( Joshua 19:12 ). ] ‘plain’) of Tabor was on the road from Ramah S
ta'Bor - (a mound ), or Mount Tabor, one of the most interesting and remarkable of the single mountains in Palestine. The top of Tabor consists of an irregular platform, embracing a circuit of half an hour's walk, and commanding wide views of the subjacent plain from end to end. Tabor does not occur in the New Testament, but makes a prominent figure in the Old. Barak, at the command of Deborah, assembled his forces on Tabor, and descended thence, with "ten thousand men after him," into the plain, and conquered Sisera on the banks of the Kishon. (Judges 8:18,19 ) There are at present the ruins of a fortress round all the summit of Tabor. The idea that our Saviour was transfigured on Tabor prevailed extensively among the early Christians, and still reappears often in popular religious works. It can be proved from the Old Testament and from later history that a fortress or town existed on Tabor from very early times down to B. 60, it is morally certain that Tabor must have been inhabited during the intervening Period that is in the days of Christ. Tabor, therefore, could not have been the Mount of Transfiguration [see HERMON ]; for when it is said that Jesus took his disciples "up into a high mountain apart, and was transfigured before them (Matthew 17:1,2 ) we must understand that he brought them to the summit of the mountain, where they were alone by themselves
ta'Bor - (a mound ), or Mount Tabor, one of the most interesting and remarkable of the single mountains in Palestine. The top of Tabor consists of an irregular platform, embracing a circuit of half an hour's walk, and commanding wide views of the subjacent plain from end to end. Tabor does not occur in the New Testament, but makes a prominent figure in the Old. Barak, at the command of Deborah, assembled his forces on Tabor, and descended thence, with "ten thousand men after him," into the plain, and conquered Sisera on the banks of the Kishon. (Judges 8:18,19 ) There are at present the ruins of a fortress round all the summit of Tabor. The idea that our Saviour was transfigured on Tabor prevailed extensively among the early Christians, and still reappears often in popular religious works. It can be proved from the Old Testament and from later history that a fortress or town existed on Tabor from very early times down to B. 60, it is morally certain that Tabor must have been inhabited during the intervening Period that is in the days of Christ. Tabor, therefore, could not have been the Mount of Transfiguration [see HERMON ]; for when it is said that Jesus took his disciples "up into a high mountain apart, and was transfigured before them (Matthew 17:1,2 ) we must understand that he brought them to the summit of the mountain, where they were alone by themselves
Mount Tabor - ) 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. ) Some have thought that it was in mount Tabor the Lord Jesus was transfigured
en-Haddah - It is apparently el-Hadetheh about six miles east of Mount Tabor
Tabor - Barak gathered an army at Tabor to defend against Sisera (Judges 4:6 ). Tradition holds that Tabor was the site of Jesus' transfiguration (Mark 9:2 ), although no evidence exists to validate the claim. The “Plain of Tabor” (1 Samuel 10:3 ) was apparently near Gibea
Anaharath - ” City on border of Issachar (Joshua 19:19 ) located possibly at modern Tell el-Mukharhykhash between Mount Tabor and the Jordan
Taborite - ) One of certain Bohemian reformers who suffered persecution in the fifteenth century; - so called from Tabor, a hill or fortress where they encamped during a part of their struggles
Dab'Areh - (Joshua 19:12 ) Under the name of Debarieh it still lies at the western foot of Tabor
az'Noth-ta'Bor - possibly the summits) of Tabor), one of the landmarks of the boundary of Naphtali
Tabor, Oak of - Other translations read plain (KJV), great tree (NIV), or terebinth (REB) of Tabor
Tabering - The Tabor, tabret, or timbrel is the tambourine, a musical instrument beaten as a drum
Engannim - A city of the priests, in Issachar, now Jenin, fifteen miles south of mount Tabor, Joshua 19:21 ; 21:29
Tabor - Psalm 133:3 ), and would be more private than Tabor. The 'plain of Tabor' in 1 Samuel 10:3 should be read the 'oak of Tabor' as in the R
Shihon - ” Some would locate it at modern Sirim, about thirteen miles southeast of Mount Tabor
Adami - ” Town in Naphtali's territory (Joshua 19:33 ), perhaps Khirbet Damiyeh north of Mount Tabor
Chesulloth - Or CHISLOTH-Tabor, a town on the border of Zebulun and Issachar, about four miles west of mount marks its site, together with numerous excavated tombs, Joshua 19:12,18,22 1 Chronicles 6:62
Nekeb - It has with probability, been identified with Seiyadeh, nearly 2 miles east of Bessum, a ruin half way between Tiberias and Mount Tabor
Shunem - of Mount Tabor," in Eusebius' (Onom. " Rather eight Roman miles from Tabor
Hukkok - A place near Tabor on the west of Naphtali ( Joshua 19:34 )
Tabor, the Plain of - This is an incorrect translation, and should be THE OAK OF Tabor
Tabor - ) "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. ... ... The "plain of Tabor" (1 Samuel 10:3 ) should be, as in the Revised Version, "the oak of Tabor
Daberath - Its site is probably that of the modern Deburieh, a small village at the foot of mount Tabor on the northwest
Nain - Eusebius says, that this was in the neighbourhood of Endor and Scythopolis, two miles from Tabor, toward the south
Nain - Where Christ performed one of his chief miracles, in raising to life a widow's only son, Luke 7:11-17 , was a small village in Galilee, three miles south by west of Mount Tabor: It is now a petty hamlet, called Nein
Tabor (1) - Tabor ( MOUNT ). Though only 1843 feet high, Tabor is, from its isolation and remarkable rounded shape, a most prominent object from great distances around; hence, though so very different in size from the great mountain mass of Hermon, it was yet associated with it ( Psalms 89:12 ). From the summit of Tabor a magnificent outlook is obtained, especially to the W. In later history Tabor appears chiefly as a fortress. , Antiochus the Great captured the city Atabyrium which was upon Tabor, and afterwards fortified it. ... The tradition that Tabor was the scene of the Transfiguration goes back to the 3rd cent. ... Mount Tabor to-day is one of the best-wooded spots in W
Megiddo - They assembled at Taanach and by the waters of Megiddo, but the battle was fought at Mount Tabor, for they "perished at Endor" (Psalms 83:10), near Tabor. ... Barak would never desert the heights of Tabor to march 15 miles over a boggy plain and attack Sisera strongly placed on the low hills of Taanach. of Tabor. From the high ground of Tabor Barak rushed down on the foe, who first posted themselves at the foot of the conical hill on which Endor is, and thence ventured into the open plain S. of Tabor. ... Thus the whole of Sisera's flight was only five or six miles from the scene of his defeat, to the plain Zaanaim (Bitzaanaim, now Bessum) between Tabor and Kedesh of Naphtali by the sea of Galilee (Conder, in Palestine Exploration Quarterly Statement, January 1877, p
Tabor - The prospect from Mount Tabor is extensive and beautiful. ... On the summit of Tabor a fortified town anciently stood, probably of the same name, 1 Chronicles 6:77 . This was in existence, and was garrisoned by the Romans in the time of Christ, which conflicts with the tradition that makes Tabor the scene of the transfiguration. Tabor lay on the borders of Issachar and Zebulun, Joshua 19:12,22
Kishon - This river was but small: it arose in the valley of Jezreel, and passed on to the south of mount Tabor, emptying itself the Mediterranean Sea
Sisera - A general in the army of Jabin king of Hazor, sent by his master against Barak and Deborah, who occupied Mount Tabor with an army
Dabareh - Now Debarieh, at the base of Mount Tabor
Zaanaim - ) Conder suggests the identification of Zaanaim with Bessûm, east of Tabor
Chesulloth - ” A border town of the tribe of Issachar (Joshua 19:18 ), probably the same as the border town of Zebulon called Chisloth-Tabor in Joshua 19:12
Timbrel - An instrument of music a kind of drum, Tabor or tabret,which has been in use from the highest antiquity
Barak - Deborah accompanied Barak toward Kedesh of Naphtali; and, having assembled ten thousand men, they advanced to mount Tabor. Barak rapidly descended from mount Tabor, and the Lord having spread terror through Sisera's army Barak easily obtained a complete victory
Tabor - ... Her maids shall lead her as with the voice of doves, Taboring upon their breasts. To play on a Tabor or little drum
Daberath - It is the modern small village of Deburich, at the base of Mount Tabor
Heleph - It is often identified with khirbet Arbathah just northeast of Mount Tabor, but some Bible students think this location is too far south
Daberath - It has been identified with Daburieh at the foot of Tabor
Lasharon - In the Egyptian traveler's account (Hieratic papyrus, British Museum, 1842) Saruna answers to Saruneh; now Sirin in the region called Sarona, between Mount Tabor and lake Tiberius
Transfiguration - This remarkable event in the life of Christ probably took place on Hermon or some other mountain not far from Caesarea Philippi; the tradition which assigns it to Tabor not being sustained. See Tabor
Taanach - Israel failed to drive out its aboriginal occupants (Judges 1:27), The scene of Barak's victory was not Taanach or Megiddo, but Mount Tabor, near the sources of the Kishon, three miles W. of Mount Tabor (el Mujahiyeh, "the spring head"): Judges 4:7-14. Barak had all the advantage of a rush down the hill upon the foe in the plain, as Napoleon had in his battle of Mount Tabor; had the battle been in Taanach he would have had to come the whole width of the plain to attack from low ground the foe on the spurs of the hills far away from the main bed of the Kishon
Allon - ALLON BACHUTH, "the oak of weeping," namely, for Deborah, Rebekah's nurse: corrupted into Tabor (1 Samuel 10:3; compare Judges 4:5)
Endor - It is modern khirbet Safsafe, three miles south of Mount Tabor
Lassharon - that between Mount Tabor and Tiberias
Transfiguration - This relates to that glorious scene recorded by three of the Evangelists, in which the glory of Christ's person broke out in the presence of the disciples in Mount Tabor
Tabering, - The "tabour" or "Tabor" was a musical instrument of the drum type which with the pipe formed the band of a country village
Esdraelon - From the foot of Mount Tabor it branches out into three valleys, that on the north passing between Tabor and Little Hermon (Judges 4:14 ); that on the south between Mount Gilboa and En-gannim (2 Kings 9:27 ); while the central portion, the "valley of Jezreel" proper, runs into the Jordan valley (which is about 1,000 feet lower than Esdraelon) by Bethshean. Jews, Gentiles, Saracens, Crusaders, Frenchmen, Egyptians, Persians, Druses, Turks, and Arabs, warriors out of every nation which is under heaven, have pitched their tents in the plain, and have beheld the various banners of their nations wet with the dews of Tabor and Hermon" (Dr
Zaanannim - Tabor
Shu'Nem - (1 Kings 1:3 ) It is mentioned by Eusebius as five miles south of Mount Tabor, and then known us Sulem
Boar - It is also found on Mount Tabor
Rue - It is a native of the Mediterranean coasts, and has been found by Hasselquist on Mount Tabor
Hermon - The Psalmist connects Tabor and Hermon together, upon more than one occasion, Psalms 89:12 ; Psalms 133:3 ; from which it may be inferred that they lay contiguous to each other. At about six or seven hours' distance eastward, stood, within view, Nazareth, and the two mountains Tabor and Hermon
Jabneel - See Joshua 19:33 ); modern tell en-Naam or khirbet Yemma, west-southwest of the Sea of Galilee and northeast of Mount Tabor
Endor - A city of Manasseh, Joshua 17:11 , four miles south of mount Tabor, near Nain, in the way to Scythopolis, Psalm 83:9,10
Hukkok - Town on border of tribal allotment of Naphtali between Mount Tabor and the border of Zebulun
Taber - Other forms are ‘Tabor,’ ‘tabour,’ and ‘tambour’; and dim
Barak - Tabor
en'-Dor - (1 Samuel 28:7 ) it was known to Eusebius, who describes it was a large village four miles south of Tabor
Zaanaim, Plain of - But as the Kedesh meant in Judges 4 is that on the shores of the sea of Galilee, only 16 miles from Tabor the scene of the battle, and within the bounds of Naphtali, the place called Bessum in the plain between this Kedesh and Tabor (identical with Bitzaanaim, and near Adami (Joshua 19:33), now ed Dameh, and Nekeb now Nakib) doubtless corresponds to Zaanaim
Nain - It is identified with the village called Nein, standing on the north-western slope of Jebel ed-Duhy (=the "hill Moreh" = "Little hermon"), about 4 miles from Tabor and 25 southwest of Capernaum
Zebah - Their murder of his brothers (three at least, as not the dual but plural is used) at Tabor was what, in spite of hunger and faintness, especially stimulated Gideon to such keenness in the pursuit
Zebulun - The tribe hosted the other tribes with religious festivals at Mount Tabor (Deuteronomy 33:18-19 )
Mizpeh - ... Mizpeh and Tabor, in after-ages, were places which lay in the path from Samaria to Jerusalem; so that here the priests of the calves set spies, which Hosea the Prophet figuratively called nets, to catch the pure worshippers who ventured, in those dangerous times of idolatry, to go up to worship JEHOVAH at Jerusalem
Barak - Having first secured the attendance of the prophetess, he gathered 10,000 men, and stationed them on Mount Tabor, perhaps to avoid the enemies' 900 chariots of iron, Judges 4:3
Tabor, Mount - Tabor, MOUNT. Mount Tabor stands apart, clear and distinct, from the rugged elevations grouped around it, except on its western side, where a low narrow ridge connects it with the hills of Galilee. Like the hills south and west of it, Tabor is a mass of cretaceous limestone, and the soil on its summit and sides is deep and rich. ... A tradition as old as the 4th cent, locates the scene of the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor, and until the middle of the 19th cent, this was the generally accepted place of pilgrimage and devotion in commemoration of this event. There is no mention of Mount Tabor in the NT, and no intimation which in any way connects it with the scene of the great Epiphany. It is an unquestioned fact, based upon the statement given above, that Tabor at the date of this occurrence was not a suitable place for a quiet retreat, such as is implied in the narrative of the Evangelists
Kedesh - ... For Kadesh Naphtali is 30 miles from Tabor, the scene of the battle, and separated by some of the most difficult country in Palestine. of Tabor, and answers to the modern Bessum
Myrtle - It also sheds its fragrance on the sides of Carmel and of Tabor, and fringes the clefts of the Leontes in its course through Galilee
Mountain - Even more than with ourselves the parts of a mountain are compared to bodily members: the head KJV "top," the ears Aznoth Tabor (Joshua 19:34), the shoulder, the back
Kishon River - as Tabor and Mount Gilboa ("Little Hermon". But the battle was fought at Mount Tabor, 15 miles off. side of Mount Tabor, to which the kings had marched from the S
Kishon - The upper part, rising on Tabor and Little Hermon, is dry in the summer, but becomes a torrent in the winter, rushing along with great impetuosity and transforming parts of the plains it traverses into swamps
Rimmon - A city of Zebulun, assigned to the Levites, Joshua 19:13 ; perhaps the same as Rimmono, 1 Chronicles 6:77 , which may be traced in the modern village Rimmaneh, northwest of mount Tabor
en-Gannim - It is identified with the modern Jenin, a large and prosperous town of about 4,000 inhabitants, situated 15 miles south of Mount Tabor, through which the road from Jezreel to Samaria and Jerusalem passes
Zaanaim - and the Talmud, the letter b, which in Hebrew means "in," should be taken as a part of the word following, and the phrase would then be "unto the oak of Bitzanaim," a place which has been identified with the ruins of Bessum, about half-way between Tiberias and Mount Tabor
Dew - Maundrell tells us that the tents of his company, when pitched on Tabor and Hermon, "were as wet with dew as if it had rained on them all night," Judges 6:38 Song of Song of Solomon 5:2
Transfiguration, the - ), and not Mount Tabor, as is commonly supposed
Forest - on Tabor and Carmel, in parts of N
Meroz - of Tabor (Raumer)
Hermon - It is probable that some part of Hermon was the mount of transfiguration; the Lord was in that district, and it seems much more suitable from its privacy than the traditional mount Tabor
Kedesh - It has been supposed that Barak assembled his army, not at Kedesh in Naphtali, but somewhere nearer to Mount Tabor and to the river Kishon, where Sisera had his troops
is'Sachar - (Joshua 19:17-23 ) In the words of Josephus, "it extended in length from Carmel to the Jordan, in breadth to Mount Tabor
Sharon - Tabor, probably represented by the Saronas which Eusebius (Onom. 6) says was the name given to the district between Tabor and Tiberias
Esdraelon - Here Barak, descending with his ten thousand men from Mount Tabor, which rises like a cone in the centre of the plain, defeated Sisera, with his "nine hundred chariots of iron, and all the people that were with him, gathered from Harosheth of the Gentiles unto the river of Kishon; and pursued after the chariots and after the host unto Harosheth of the Gentiles; and all the host of Sisera fell upon the edge of the sword; and there was not a man left," Judges 4. Jews, Gentiles, Saracens, Christians, crusaders, and antichristian Frenchmen, Egyptians, Persians, Druses, Turks, and Arabs, warriors out of every nation which is under heaven, have pitched their tents in the Plain of Esdraelon; and have beheld the various banners of their nations wet with the dews of Tabor and of Hermon
Beth-Shemesh - ... ... One of the fenced cities of Naphtali ( Joshua 19:38 ), between Mount Tabor and the Jordan
Mount - The isolated peak of Tabor rises from the elevated plain of Esdraelon, which, in the south, is shut in by hills spreading over the greater part of Samaria
Barak - Tabor, while the enemy under Sisera lies in the plain on the banks of the Kishon
Issachar - This territory lay between Mt Tabor to the north and Mt Gilboa to the south (Joshua 19:17-23)
Sharon - Jerom, is a canton between Mount Tabor and the sea of Tiberias
Kedesh - It has been supposed by some that the Kedesh of the narrative, where Barak assembled his troops, was not the place in Upper Galilee so named, which was 30 miles distant from the plain of Esdraelon, but Kedish, on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, 12 miles from Tabor
Kishon - Winding, a winter torrent of Central Palestine, which rises about the roots of Tabor and Gilboa, and passing in a northerly direction through the plains of Esdraelon and Acre, falls into the Mediterranean at the north-eastern corner of the bay of Acre, at the foot of Carmel
Transfiguration - ... Early writers fixed on Mount Tabor as the Mount of Transfiguration; but it is more probable that it was on some part of Mount Hermon, which would have been more private
Transfiguration - Though tradition locates the transfiguration on Mount Tabor, there is little to confirm this view, and modern scholars favor some spur of Mount Hermon, Jesus frequently went to the mountains to spend the night In prayer
Deborah - )... With her army general Barak, Deborah led a force of Israelite soldiers up Mt Tabor, with the aim of drawing out Sisera’s chariot forces into the plain of the Kishon River below (Judges 4:6-10)
Issachar - Conder however suggests that the whole scene of the battle was near Tabor within a radius of five or six miles. Barak would not be likely to desert the fastnesses of Tabor and march 15 miles over the boggy plain to attack the Canaanites strongly placed on the sides of the low hills at Taanach. of Tabor. The Kedesh in Judges 4:9 is not that of Naphtali 30 miles off, but that on the sea of Galilee 16 miles from Tabor, a place suited for a gathering of the tribes, and within Naphtali's boundaries. Between this Kedesh and Tabor there is a broad plain in which is a place called Bessum = Bitzanaim, the plain to which Sisera fled (Palestine Exploration Quarterly Statement, October, 1877, p. Its inheritance extended in length from Carmel to the Jordan; in width to Mount Tabor on the N
Hill, Hill-Country - Among the eminences of Palestine as distinct from hill-districts are Zion, the hill of Samaria, the triple-peaked Hermon, Tabor, and Carmel
Deb'Orah - Under her direction Barak encamped on the broad summit of Tabor
Shunem - It has been identified from early times with Sôlam , a village five miles south of Tabor, on the south slope of Little Hermon
Deborah - She summoned Barak from Kadesh to take the command of 10,000 men of Zebulun and Naphtali, and lead them to Mount Tabor on the plain of Esdraelon at its north-east end
Esdraelon - , and Tabor in the N
Hermon - That Hermon, rather than Tabor (on which there was then a fortified city), is the ‘high mountain’ referred to, seems clear from the fact that the conversation (Matthew 16:21-28) which preceded the Transfiguration by six days was closely connected with Peter’s confession; and this occurred at Caesarea Philippi (Matthew 16:13-18), which stood just at the base of Hermon by the springs of Jordan
Nazareth - ... Nazareth is situated among the southern ridges of Lebanon, on the steep slope of a hill, about 14 miles from the Sea of Galilee and about 6 west from Mount Tabor. The main road for traffic between Egypt and the interior of Asia passed by Nazareth near the foot of Tabor, and thence northward to Damascus
Beth-Shemesh - Tabor and the Jordan River (Joshua 19:22 ). Present scholarship identifies the city with either el-Abeidiyeh, two miles south of Galilee, or khirbet Shemsin, east of Tabor
Swine - The wild boar of the wood, (Psalm 80:13 ) is the common Sus scrofa which is frequently met with in the woody parts of Palestine, especially in Mount Tabor
Nain - Tabor, over the eastern shoulder of which the white summit of Hermon is visible; while to the N
Oak - of Nazareth and Tabor
Plains - They regard the word as meaning an "oak" or "grove of oaks," a rendering supported by nearly all the commentators and lexicographers of the present day, The passages in which the word occurs erroneously translated "plain" are as-follows: Plain of Moreh, ( Genesis 12:6 ; 11:30) plain of Mamre, (Genesis 13:18 ; 14:13 ; 18:1 ) plain of Zaanaim, (Judges 4:11 ) plain of the pillar, (Judges 9:6 ) plain of Meonenim, (Judges 9:37 ) plain of Tabor, (1 Samuel 10:5 )
Nazareth - Nazareth is about six miles west north west of Mount Tabor, and nearly half way form the Jordan to the Mediterranean. Towards the south, spreads the broad and beautiful plain of Esdraelon, with the bold outline of Mount Tabor, and parts of Little Hermon and Gilboa visible on its eastern border, and the hills of Samaria on the south, while Carmel rises on the west of the plain, and dips his feet in the blue waters of the Mediterranean
Tabor - "... Pococke notices this village, which stands on a rising ground at the foot of Mount Tabor westward; and the learned traveller thinks, that it may be the same as the Daberath, or Daberah mentioned in the book of Joshua, as on the borders of Zabulon and Issachar. "Any one," he adds, "who examines the fourth chapter of Judges, may see that this is probably the spot where Barak and Deborah met at Mount Tabor with their forces, and went to pursue Sisera; and on this account, it might have its name from that great prophetess, who then judged and governed Israel; for Josephus relates, that Deborah and Barak gathered the army together at this mountain. "... "From the top of Tabor," says Maundrell, "you have a prospect which, if nothing else, will reward the labour of ascending it
Galilee - The noted mountains of Galilee were Carmel, Gilboa, and Tabor; the towns were Nazareth, Cana, Tiberias, Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum
Sharon - of Tabor
Naz'Areth - (Near this town Napoleon once encamped (1799), after the battle of Mount Tabor
Nain - of Tabor and not far from Endor
Nazareth - , Gilead and Tabor on the S. of Mount Tabor (Matthew 2:23; Luke 2:39; Luke 4:16)
Forest - "The wood of Ephraim" clothed the sides of the hills which descend to the plain of Jezreel and the plain itself near Bethshah (Joshua 17:15-18), and extended once to Tabor which still has many forest trees
Mountain - ... Some of the more famous biblical mountains with their feet elevations are: Ebal (3,084), Gehyrezim (2,890), Gilboa (1,630), Hermon (9,230), Nebo (2,630), Tabor (1,930), Sinai (7,500)
Leopard - ... Another animal of the leopard tribe, the well-known cheeta or hunting-leopard of India (Felis jubatus), is sometimes found in the hills of Galilee and in the neighbourhood of Tabor, but its occurrence is rare
Barak - ... This little army, aided by a providential storm in the enemy's face (according to Josephus), rushed down the hill of their encampment, Tabor, and routed Jabin's 900 iron chariots and unwieldy host in the plain of Jezreel (Esdraelon), "the battlefield of Palestine
Deborah - Barak, at her call, summoned these (to whom the central tribes, Ephraim, Manasseh (Machir), and Benjamin in part sent contingents, Judges 20:14) in a long train (draw: Judges 5:6-7) toward the broad topped mount Tabor. ... With but 10,000 in his train ("at his feet"), by the Lord's interposition, descending from Mount Tabor, he defeated Sisera's mighty host and 900 chariots who were in the famous battlefield of Jezreel or Esdraelon, in the valley of Kishon
Mizpah - In Hosea 5:1, "ye house of the king, ye have been a snare on Mizpah and a net spread upon Tabor," the sense is, Ye ought to have been "watchers" guarding Israel from evil, but ye have been as hunters entrapping them into it. and Tabor in the W
Jezreel - Battles were fought here in the later periods of the Romans, and of the Crusaders; and in our own century, near mount Tabor, fifteen hundred French under General Kleber sustained the assault of twenty-five thousand Turks for half a day, and were succored by Napoleon
Hussites - Dissensions soon arose among the Hussites; the Taborites, so called because they met at "Mount Tabor," completely set aside the authority of the Church and admitted no other rule than the Bible; the Calixtines only demanded Communion under both species for the laity, and free preaching of the Gospel; they were called Calixtines because of the chalice which they displayed on their flag, weapons, clothes, etc. Though the Compactata pleased the moderate Utraquists, the Calixtines, it found little favor with the Taborites (also, since the death of Ziska in 1424, called "Orphans"), but the Taborites were nearly exterminated at the Battle of Lippau, 1424, and the Compactata was finally accepted at the Diet of Iglau, 1436
Oak - ... Oaks have always been relatively plentiful in Palestine-Even to-day, in spite of the most reckless destruction, groves of oaks survive on Carmel, Tabor, around Banias, and in ancient Bashan; while whole miles of country are covered with shrub-like oaks produced from the roots of trees destroyed every few years for fuel
Issachar - Tabor, on the S
Grove - The Hebrew word translated "plain" (elon ) signifies a grove or plantation; that of Mamre (Genesis 13:18), of Moreh (Genesis 12:6), of Zaanaim (Judges 4:11), of the pillar in Shechem (Judges 9:6), of Meonenim (Judges 9:37), of Tabor (1 Samuel 10:3)
Utraquists - Dissensions soon arose among the Hussites; the Taborites, so called because they met at "Mount Tabor," completely set aside the authority of the Church and admitted no other rule than the Bible; the Calixtines only demanded Communion under both species for the laity, and free preaching of the Gospel; they were called Calixtines because of the chalice which they displayed on their flag, weapons, clothes, etc. Though the Compactata pleased the moderate Utraquists, the Calixtines, it found little favor with the Taborites (also, since the death of Ziska in 1424, called "Orphans"), but the Taborites were nearly exterminated at the Battle of Lippau, 1424, and the Compactata was finally accepted at the Diet of Iglau, 1436
Transfiguration, the - ... The Place The traditional site is Mount Tabor in lower Galilee, but it is not a high mountain (only 1,850 feet) and was probably fortified and inaccessible in Jesus' day
Har-Magedon - Against this, however, must be set the statements that Barak with his 10,000 men ‘went down from mount Tabor’ to meet Sisera (Judges 4:14), that Zebulun and Naphtali ‘jeoparded their lives unto the death in the high places of the field’ (Judges 5:18), and that Saul and Jonathan fell ‘in mount Gilboa’ (1 Samuel 31:1; 1 Samuel 31:8; cf
Carmel - On reaching, at last, the opposite summit, and coming out of a wood, we saw the celebrated plain of Esdraelon beneath, with the river Kishon flowing through it; mounts Tabor and Little Hermon were in front, (east); and on the right, (south,) the prospect was bounded by the hills of Samaria
Galilee (2) - It consists of (1) the triangular plain about 200 feet above sea-level, 29 miles long from the foot of Carmel to Jenîn, 15 from Jenîn to Tabor, and 15 from Tabor to the foot of Carmel; (2) the valley of Jezreel (Nahr Jalûd), running down for 12 miles from Jezreel to Bethshean, some 400 feet below sea-level. Tabor; the next range contains the Karn Hattin of Crusading fame; the third, the city of Jotapâta; while the fourth consists of the southern slopes of the mountains of Upper Galilee. The main road from the shore of the Sea of Galilee to the highlands went by the Wady cl-Hammâm past Arbela, then between Tabor and the Nazareth hills to Esdraelon
Hermon - In Psalms 89:12 Tabor is made the western, Hermon the eastern landmark
Widow - The widow of Nain (Luke 7:11-17), a little town situated a few miles to the south of Mount Tabor in Galilee, to whom our Lord uttered His compassionate ‘Weep not’ just before restoring her only son to life
Carmel - The brook Kishon, which issues from Mount Tabor, waters the bottom of Carmel, and falls into the sea toward the northern side of the mountain, and not the southern, as some writers have erroneously stated
Zebulun - It shared with Issachar in the possession of Tabor
Nebo - Tabor, 70 miles away
Transfiguration, the - Though tradition locates the transfiguration on Mount Tabor there is little to confirm this view and modern critics favor Mount Hermon, the highest mountain-top in Gaulanitis, or one of the spurs of the Anti-Lebanus
Burial - ... In Egypt, the lower class of people call in women who play on the Tabor; and whose business it is, like the hired mourners in other countries, to sing elegiac airs to the sound of that instrument, which they accompany with the most frightful distortions of their limbs. This appears to be confirmed by a prediction in the eighth chapter: "And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord God; there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence;" they shall have none to lament and bewail; none to blow the funeral trump or touch the pipe and Tabor; none to sing the plaintive dirge, or express their hope of a blessed resurrection, in the strains of inspiration
Transfiguration - ); Mount Carmel (out of the way for the surrounding events); and the traditional site of Mount Tabor (not a "high" mountain and the presence of a Roman garrison stationed on the top in Jesus' day makes this questionable)
Palestine - The bright light and transparent air enable one from the top of Tabor, Gerizim or Bethel at once to see Moab on the E. , 2,650; Bethel, 2,400; Ebal and Gerizim, 2,700; Little Hermon and Tabor, N. of Esdraelon the Galilee hills abound in timber, the land round Tabor is clad in dark oak, forming a contrast to jebel ed Duhy (Little Hermon) and Nazareth's white hills. " The panoramic views from many hills, trodden by patriarchs, prophets, and heroes, as Olivet, Bethel, Gerizim, Carmel, Tabor, etc. of Tabor
Judea - The portion of Issachar stretched northward from Manasseh, and westward from Jordan, as far as Mount Tabor. The portion of Zebulon, bounded by Asher on the west, and Mount Tabor on the south, joined on the east the portion of Naphtali, which occupied the borders of the lake Gennesareth, or sea of Tiberias. Its principal towns were Capernaum, at the northern extremity of the lake of Gennesareth; Bethsaida, a considerable village a few leagues south of Capernaum; Cinnereth, south of Bethsaida, rebuilt by Herod Antipas, and named Tiberias; Tarichaea, a considerable town at the efflux of the river Jordan from the sea of Tiberias, thirty stadia south from the town of Tiberias; Nazareth, two leagues north-west of Mount Tabor, and equally distant from the lake of Gennesareth and the sea coast; Arbela, six miles west of Nazareth; Sepphoris, or Dio-Caesarea, now Sefouri, a large and well fortified town, about five leagues north north-west of Mount Tabor; Zabulon, a strong and populous place, sixty stadia south-east of Ptolemais; Acre, or Accon, seven miles north from the promontory of Carmel, afterward enlarged and called Ptolemais by Ptolemy I, of Egypt, and in the time of the crusades distinguished by the name of Acre, the last city possessed by the Christians in Syria, and was taken and destroyed by the Sultan Serapha, of Egypt, in 1291; Kedes, or Cydissus, a Levitical city at the foot of Mount Panium, twenty miles south-east of Tyre; Dan, originally Laish, on the north boundary of the Holy Land, about thirty miles south- east of Sidon; Paneas, near to Dan, or, according to some, only a different name for the same place, was repaired by Philip, son of Herod the Great, and by him named Caesarea, in honour of Augustus, with the addition of Philippi, to distinguish it from the other town of the same name in Samaria; Jotapata, the strongest town in Galilee, about four leagues north north-east of Dio-Caesarea; and Japha and Gischala, two other fortified places in the same district
Canaan - The principal mountains are Lebanon, Carmel, Tabor, Gilead, Herman, the mount of Olives, etc. In lower Galilee we find the great and beautiful plain of Esdraelon, extending from mount Carmel and Acre on the west to Tabor and Gilboa, and even to the Jordan on the east
Galilee, Sea of - In Old Testament "the sea of Chinnereth" or Cinneroth, from the town so named on its shore (Joshua 19:35), of which Gennesaret is probably the corruption, though others derive it from gannah , a "garden," and Sarown , a plain between Tabor and the lake
Zebulun - Tabor, Daberath (which, however, in Joshua 21:28 fell to Issachar), and then, if the text and identifications are correct, which is improbable, turned sharply west again to Japhia
Zebedee - Close at hand, by Tabor and Kishon, the men of Zebulun had ‘jeoparded their lives to the death’ (Judges 5:18). His earlier years were spent in the midst of its fierce politics, He knew the various party watchwords; He knew what was meant by ‘wars and rumours of wars’; He had come into contact with soldiers from Tabor and Sepphoris, and early learned the terrors associated with the word ‘legion’; He had met returned slaves—redeemed, freed, or fugitive; He had wrought in the villages of this tribe, and we can even think of Joseph taking the young Jesus to work with him at Sepphoris during the busy days of its rebuilding—for there was not the same objection to entering it as the polluted Tiberias
Gideon - From this part of the narrative it would seem that Gideon’s attack upon the Midianites was, in part, undertaken owing to a blood-feud; for, on his finding out that the murderers of his brethren at Tabor were these two Midianite chiefs, he slays them in order to avenge his brethren
Hosea - He specifies Ephraim, Mizpah, Tabor, Gilgal, Bethel or Bethaven, Jezreel, Gibeah, Ramah, Gilead, Shechem, Lebanon, Arbela
Nazareth - a little city in the tribe of Zebulun, in Lower Galilee, to the west of Tabor, and to the east of Ptolemais
Hunger - Tabor the scene of the Temptation, see Origen, in Joann
Transfiguration (2) - Tabor—a tradition which has enshrined itself in the calendar of the Eastern Church, where the Festival of the Transfiguration is celebrated on 6th Aug. Tabor, lying near Nazareth, far to the south from Caesarea Philippi in the N
Sayings (Unwritten) - 6) has:... ‘If any one goes to the Gospel according to the Hebrews, there the Saviour himself saith: “Just now my mother the Holy Spirit took me by one of my hairs and carried me off to the great mountain Tabor
Gideon - ... Coming unexpectedly on the host which thought itself "secure" amidst their Bedouin countrymen at Karkor, in a third battle he defeated them and slew Zebah and Zalmunnah the two kings (emirs) after battle, in just retribution for their having slain his kingly brothers in cold blood at Tabor; then he taught by corporal punishment with thorns the elders of Succoth to know their error, and beat down the tower of Penuel
High Place, Sanctuary - From OT the names of Horeb (or Sinai), the ‘mountain of God’ ( Exodus 3:1 ), of Ebal and Gerizim, of Carmel and Tabor ( Hosea 5:1 ), at once suggest themselves as sanctuaries where the Hebrews worshipped their God
John the Baptist - I shall not live to see Tabor, and Calvary, and Olivet, and Pentecost, like you
Saul - On his coming to the oak ("plain") of Tabor, three men going with offerings to God to Bethel gave him two of three loaves, in recognition of his kingship
Palestine - Most of the region is approximately 500 feet above sea level—but with mountains like Tabor reaching a height of 1,929 feet
Rivers And Waterways in the Bible - While a number of its small tributaries have their sources in springs at the base of Mount Tabor, in the southern Galilee, and in the extension of the Carmel in the vicinity of Taanach and Megiddo, the Kishon is rarely more than a brook within relatively shallow and narrow banks except during the heavy rains of the winter months
Tribes of Israel, the - Because the blessing of Moses says that Zebulun and Issachar “call peoples to the mountain;/there they offer the right sacrifices” (Deuteronomy 33:19 NRSV), some have speculated that the two tribes perhaps had a center of worship on Mount Tabor, a mountain located on the border between the two tribes
Canaan - The other mountains of note are, Carmel, Tabor, Ebal, and Gerizim, and the mountains of Gilboa, Gilead, and Abarim; with the summits of the latter, Nebo and Pisgah: a description of which will be found under their respective heads
Palesti'na - Eastward of these hills rises the round mass of Tabor dark with its copses of oak, and set on by contrast with the bare slopes of Jebel ed-Duhy (the so called "Little Hermon") and the white hills of Nazareth
Sea of Galilee - In October and November, small clouds, scarcely larger than a man’s hand, gather on Tabor, Jebel Jarmuk, and the other hills of Upper Galilee
Gospels, Apocryphal - ... ‘And if any one goes to the Gospel according to the Hebrews, there the Saviour Himself saith: “Just now my mother the Holy Spirit took me by one of my hairs and carried me off to the great mountain Tabor” ’ (Origen, in Joan
Palestine - Hermon dominated the landscape on the north-east, and Tabor thrust its irrelevant cone, conspicuous and unique, over the undulating sky-line of the mountains between Nazareth and the Lake—a gigantic intruder which had reared its huge head to look down into Nazareth from over the wall of mountains