Mount Hermon

Also known as Ba’al Hermon, Mt. Lebanon, Jabel A-talg, 'Arqub, Hermon Massif, Hermon Slopes, Jebel esh-Sheikh, Senir, Shenir, Sion, Sirion

View from Hazor

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.

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

Psalm 133:3 (NIV) “It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion.”

Song 4:8 (NIV) “Come with me from Lebanon, my bride…. Descend from the crest of Amana, from the top of Senir, the summit of Hermon, from the lions’ dens and the mountain haunts of the leopards.”

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Related Websites

Northern Israel (Travel for Kids)  Offering a unique perspective, this site focuses on aspects of the region of interest to families with children.

7 Things You Need To Know about Mount Hermon (eTeacherHebrew)  Provides information includes the biblical and modern significance of the mountain.