mount tabor

Tabor

[tey-ber]
noun
a mountain in N Israel, E of Nazareth. 1929 feet (588 meters).
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tabor or tabour (ˈteɪbə)
 
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music See pipe a small drum used esp in the Middle Ages, struck with one hand while the other held a three-holed pipe
 
[C13: from Old French tabour, perhaps from Persian tabīr]
 
tabour or tabour
 
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[C13: from Old French tabour, perhaps from Persian tabīr]
 
'taborer or tabour
 
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'tabourer or tabour
 
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Tabor (ˈteɪbə)
 
n
Mount Tabor a mountain in N Israel, near Nazareth: traditionally regarded as the mountain where the Transfiguration took place. Height: 588 m (1929 ft)

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tabor
"small drum resembling a tamborine," late 13c., from O.Fr. tabour, tabur "drum" (11c.), probably from Pers. tabir "drum," but evolution of sense and form are uncertain. Related to tambourine.
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Tabor definition


a height. (1.) Now Jebel et-Tur, a cone-like prominent mountain, 11 miles west of the Sea of Galilee. It is about 1,843 feet high. The view from the summit of it is said to be singularly extensive and grand. This is alluded to in Ps. 89:12; Jer. 46:18. It was here that Barak encamped before the battle with Sisera (q.v.) Judg. 4:6-14. There is an old tradition, which, however, is unfounded, that it was the scene of the transfiguration of our Lord. (See HERMON.) "The prominence and isolation of Tabor, standing, as it does, on the border-land between the northern and southern tribes, between the mountains and the central plain, made it a place of note in all ages, and evidently led the psalmist to associate it with Hermon, the one emblematic of the south, the other of the north." There are some who still hold that this was the scene of the transfiguration (q.v.). (2.) A town of Zebulum (1 Chr. 6:77). (3.) The "plain of Tabor" (1 Sam. 10:3) should be, as in the Revised Version, "the oak of Tabor." This was probably the Allon-bachuth of Gen. 35:8.

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mount tabor

historic elevation of northern Israel, in Lower Galilee near the edge of the Plain of Esdraelon ('Emeq Yizre'el). Though comparatively low (1,929 feet [588 m]), it dominates the level landscape around it, leading to the biblical expression "like Tabor among the mountains" (Jeremiah 46:18). It is first mentioned in the 13th century BC in Egyptian inscriptions of the pharaoh Ramses II. Its chief Old Testament association is as the site of the triumph of the Israelite general Barak over the Canaanite leader Sisera (c. 11th century BC), under the inspiration of the judge and prophetess Deborah (Judges 4). Although it is not named in the New Testament, Mount Tabor is the traditional site of the Transfiguration of Jesus. The first churches on the mountain were built in the 4th century AD. At the summit of the mountain there are a Franciscan church and hospice and a Greek Orthodox church. From atop the summit, there is a panoramic view of Upper Galilee. Ruins of crusader fortifications are numerous. The mountain has fine woodlands and attracts many hikers.

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