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MOUNTAINS OF SCRIPTURE.

Name. References. Associations.

Abarim.

Num. xxxiii. 47, 48.

Balaam's blessing.

Ararat.

Gen. viii. 4.

Resting-place of the ark.

Bashan.

Deut. iii. 13.

Part of Og's territory; famous for its oaks and wild cattle.

Carmel.

1 Kin. xv iii. 19.

Elijah's sacrifice.

Ebal.

Deut. xxvii. 4.
Josh. viii. 32, 33.

Cursing of law-breakers; site of the stones inscribed with the Law.

Gerizim.

John iv. 20.

Blessing of the keepers of the Law; site of Samaritan temple.

Gilboa.

1 Sam. xxxi. 8.
1 Sam. xxix. 1.

Scene of Saul's death; site of Jezreel.

Gilead.

Gen. xxxi. 48.

Scene of the covenant between Laban and Jacob.

Hermon
(or Mount Sion).

Deut. iv. 48.

Great, a conjectured site of the Transfiguration; Little, site of Shunem, En-dor, and Nain.

Hor.

Num. xx. 28.

Scene of Aaron's death.

Horeb.

Ex. iii. 1.
1 Kin. xix. 8.

Scene of burning bush; law-giving; Elijah's desolation.

Lebanon.

2 Chron. ii. 8–10.

Source of timber for Solomon's temple.

Moriah.

2 Chron. iii. 1.

The sacrifice of Isaac, and site of Solomon's temple; afterwards called Zion. 77   The tabernacle having been erected on Zion, and all the temple worship arranged there by David, and many Psalms composed during his forty years' reign, "Zion" had become incorporated into their devotional books and language; so, after the erection of Solomon's temple, the name Zion passed over to it with the tabernacle and the service, "Moriah" dropped out of the phraseology, and the two hills, united by a wide bridge, became one in name as in consolidation.

Nebo.

Deut. xxxiv. 1.

The range, from whose summit (Pisgah) Moses saw the Promised Land.

Olivet.

 

Scene of David's flight from Absalom; of Christ's weeping over Jerusalem; and of His Ascension.

Seir.

Gen. xxxvi. 8.

In Idumæa (Edom); taken by Esau from the Horites.

Sinai.

Ex. xix. 1–11.

In Arabia; scene of Israelite encampment for ten months, and of giving of the Law.

Sion  (=Zion).

Heb. xii. 22.
Rev. xiv. 1.

 

Tabor.

Judg. iv. 14.
Mark ix. 2.

Scene of Barak's camp, and, possibly, of Christ's transfiguration.

Zion.

2 Sam. v. 7.

Stronghold of Jebusites, stormed by Joab; site of David's palace, and of tabernacle.


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