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Mountains of the Bible
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Israel is a hilly country (Deuteronomy 3:25; 11:11; Ezek. 34:13). West of Jordan the mountains stretch from Lebanon far down into Galilee, terminating in Carmel. The isolated peak of Tabor rises from the elevated plain of Esdraelon, which, in the south, is shut in by hills spreading over the greater part of Samaria.
South of the river Hieromax there is again a succession of hills, which are traversed by wadies running toward the Jordan. These gradually descend to a level at the river Arnon, which was the boundary of the ancient trans-Jordanic territory toward the south.
The composition of the hills is limestone, with occasional strata of chalk, and hence the numerous caves, some of large extent, found there.
Mountains mentioned in Scripture
Article Version: September 5, 2017