Mount Hermon is the southern tip of the anti-Lebanon mountain range. Its highest peak is 9,230 feet and the highest point inside Israel’s borders today is Mizpe Shelagim at 7,295 feet. The mountain is the only place with snow skiing in the country.
View from Hazor
Names of Mount Hermon
The mountain has been known as Ba’al Hermon, Senir, Sirion, Sion, and by Josephus as Mt. Lebanon. Today the Arabs call it “Jabel A-talg” which translates as “the snow mountain.” More than twenty ancient temples have been found on the mountain or in its vicinity.
The Heights of Hermon
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Mount Hermon (Walking in Their Sandals) Gives easy-to-read information on the location, biblical significance, etc. Features links to photographs and on-line scripture references.
Mt Hermon (Christian Travel Study Program) Brief and informative text.
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