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Mount Tabor was the site of Jesus' transfiguration and the Rabbinic "navel of the world"

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Mount Tabor was an important tribal border in the Hebrew Bible, the place where Deborah routed the enemy, the site of Jesus' transfiguration and the Rabbinic "navel of the world". Even without a history it is still worth ascending for the marvelous view.


From the Scriptures

Mount Tabor Judges Chapter 4
12 When Sisera was told that Barak the son of Abino-am had gone up to Mount Tabor, 13 Sisera called out all his chariots, nine hundred chariots of iron, and all the men who were with him, from Harosheth-ha-goiim to the river Kishon. 14 And Deborah said to Barak, “Up! For this is the day in which the Lord has given Sisera into your hand. Does not the Lord go out before you?”  So Barak went down from Mount Tabor with ten thousand men following him. 15 And the Lord routed Sisera and all his chariots and all his army before Barak at the edge of the sword; and Sisera alighted from his chariot and fled away on foot. 16 And Barak pursued the chariots and the army to Harosheth-ha-goiim, and all the army of Sisera fell by the edge of the sword; not a man was left.
Mark Chapter 9
 2 And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves; and he was transfigured before them, 3 and his garments became glistening, intensely white, as no fuller on earth could bleach them. 4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses; and they were talking to Jesus. 5 And Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is well that we are here; let us make three booths, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” 6 For he did not know what to say, for they were exceedingly afraid. 7 And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.” 8 And suddenly looking around they no longer saw any one with them but Jesus only.

The Revised Standard Version, (New York: Oxford University Press, Inc.) 1973, 1977.

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