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Hermon

[hur-muh n] /ˈhɜr mən/
noun
1.
Mount, a mountain in SW Syria, in the Anti-Lebanon range. 9232 feet (2814 meters).
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  • Only your mother, Hermon, the soul of the noble woman who bore you, can restore to you what you have lost.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • To me, the slave, who is already growing old, Hermon is a kind master.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • At the springs of the Jordan it is 1,700 feet above the sea, with lofty mountains on each side, Hermon and Lebanon.

    The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas Jesse L. Hurlbut
  • Gula, you say, visited Hermon in his studio, and it may be true.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • The cold, clear-cut features of Hermon Worcesters face became suffused; he put his hand against his heart, and gasped.

    A Singular Life Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  • I allude to these sorrowful things only to prevent your praises of me at Hermon's expense.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Hermon rose above the majestic landscape, and a warm, palpitating light vibrated over all.

    Letters from the Holy Land Elizabeth Butler
  • "Into a fish-seller, if you wish to know it," cried Hermon indignantly.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Althea profited by the advantage of being Hermon's only acquaintance here.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Hermon could not have endured keener pain had they been his own.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
British Dictionary definitions for Hermon

Hermon

/ˈhɜːmən/
noun
1.
Mount, a mountain on the border between Lebanon and SW Syria, in the Anti-Lebanon Range: represented the NE limits of Israeli conquests under Moses and Joshua. Height: 2814 m (9232 ft)
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Hermon in the Bible

a peak, the eastern prolongation of the Anti-Lebanon range, reaching to the height of about 9,200 feet above the Mediterranean. It marks the north boundary of Palestine (Deut. 3:8, 4:48; Josh. 11:3, 17; 13:11; 12:1), and is seen from a great distance. It is about 40 miles north of the Sea of Galilee. It is called "the Hermonites" (Ps. 42:6) because it has more than one summit. The Sidonians called it Sirion, and the Amorites Shenir (Deut. 3:9; Cant. 4:8). It is also called Baal-hermon (Judg. 3:3; 1 Chr. 5:23) and Sion (Deut. 4:48). There is every probability that one of its three summits was the scene of the transfiguration (q.v.). The "dew of Hermon" is referred to (Ps. 89: 12). Its modern name is Jebel-esh-Sheikh, "the chief mountain." It is one of the most conspicuous mountains in Palestine or Syria. "In whatever part of Palestine the Israelite turned his eye northward, Hermon was there, terminating the view. From the plain along the coast, from the Jordan valley, from the heights of Moab and Gilead, from the plateau of Bashan, the pale, blue, snow-capped cone forms the one feature in the northern horizon." Our Lord and his disciples climbed this "high mountain apart" one day, and remained on its summit all night, "weary after their long and toilsome ascent." During the night "he was transfigured before them; and his face did shine as the sun." The next day they descended to Caesarea Philippi.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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