Tabor (Tay´buhr)

1 An isolated mountain rising to a height of 1,843 feet in the northeast portion of the Plain of Esdraelon. On the border of the tribal lands of Issachar (Josh 19:22, Zebulun Chisloth-tabor in Josh 19:12, cf. 1Chr 6:77, and Naphtali Josh 19:34); it was the central place for Barak to gather his forces (Judg 4:6; Judg 4:12), and from there he descended for his battle with the Canaanites (Judg 4:14). In the Megiddo Plain between Mt. Tabor and the Hill of Moreh, Gideon’s brothers were killed by the Midianite kings Zebah and Zalmunna (Judg 8:18). Although not actually very high, Tabor’s isolation in the plain led the psalmist (Ps 89:12) and the prophets (Jer 46:18) to compare it to Mt. Carmel and Mt. Hermon. It is not mentioned in the NT, but since the fourth century CE it has been celebrated as the site of Jesus’s transfiguration. 2 Tabor, Oaks of, which were located near Bethel (1Sam 10:3), but the exact location is unknown.

Josh 19:22

22the boundary also touches Tabor, Shahazumah, and Beth-shemesh, and its boundary ends at the Jordan—sixteen towns with their villages.

Josh 19:12

12from Sarid it goes in the other direction eastward toward the sunrise to the boundary of Chisloth-tabor; from there it goes to Daberath, then up to Japhia;

1Chr 6:77

77To the rest of the Merarites out of the tribe of Zebulun: Rimmono with its pasture lands, Tabor with its pasture lands,

Josh 19:34

34then the boundary turns westward to Aznoth-tabor, and goes from there to Hukkok, touching Zebulun at the south, and Asher on the west, and Judah on the east a ... View more

Judg 4:6

6She sent and summoned Barak son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali, and said to him, “The Lord, the God of Israel, commands you, ‘Go, take position at Mount Ta ... View more

Judg 4:12

12When Sisera was told that Barak son of Abinoam had gone up to Mount Tabor,

Judg 4:14

14Then Deborah said to Barak, “Up! For this is the day on which the Lord has given Sisera into your hand. The Lord is indeed going out before you.” So Barak wen ... View more

Judg 8:18

18Then he said to Zebah and Zalmunna, “What about the men whom you killed at Tabor?” They answered, “As you are, so were they, every one of them; they resembled ... View more

Ps 89:12

12The north and the south —you created them;
Tabor and Hermon joyously praise your name.

Jer 46:18

18As I live, says the King,
whose name is the Lord of hosts,
one is coming
like Tabor among the mountains,
and like Carmel by the sea.

1Sam 10:3

3Then you shall go on from there further and come to the oak of Tabor; three men going up to God at Bethel will meet you there, one carrying three kids, another ... View more

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