Tabor: 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
(Psalms 89:12; Jeremiah 46:18) It was
here that Barak encamped before the battle with Sisera (q.v.)
(Judges 4:6-14) There is an old tradition, which, however, is
unfounded, that it was the scene of the transfiguration of our
"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 Chronicles 6:77)
3. The "plain of Tabor"
(1 Samuel 10:3) should be, as in the Revised
Version, "the oak of Tabor." This was probably the Allon-bachuth