Mount Tabor

[Mount Tabor]Derivation

  • 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 Psalm 88. Traditional scene of the Transfiguration of Our Lord.

MLA Citation

  • “Mount Tabor”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 November 2018. Web. 21 January 2019. <>