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Mount Carmel
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Mountain range in northern Israel that forms a promontory into the Mediterranean. The site where Elijah called fire from heaven in a contest with the prophets of Baal (1 Kgs 18). Carmel means “garden” or “vineyard,” referring to the area’s fertile beauty.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Mount Carmel
Carmel, Mount (הַר הַכַּרְמֶל‎, har hakkarmel; τὸ ὄρος τὸ Καρμήλιος, to oros to Karmēlios). Mountain range in northern Israel that forms a promontory into the Mediterranean. The site where Elijah called fire from heaven in a contest with the prophets of Baal (1 Kgs 18). Carmel means “garden” or “vineyard,”
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Carmel, Mount (Place)
CARMEL, MOUNT (PLACE) [Heb har hakkarmel (הַר הַכַּרְמֶל)]. A range of hills and mountains running SE from modern Haifa on whose promontory occurred the cataclysmic encounter between Elijah and the prophets of Baal (1 Kgs 18). Carmel, a common noun, means “garden,” “vineyard,” or “orchard” (Isa 10:18;
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Carmel
Carmel. 1. Mountainous ridge extending about 20 miles along the Mediterranean Sea and jutting southeast into the Jezreel Valley. Its greatest width at the southeast is 13 miles, its highest point 1,742 feet. Geologically the ridge is of the same Cenomanian limestone formation as the central range of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Mount Carmel
1. A prominent wooded mountain range on the Mediterranean coast, stretching NW-SE for about 30 mi (48 km) from the south shore of the Bay of Acre to the plain of Dothan. Mt. Carmel itself reaches a height of 470 ft (143 m) at the promontory, and has a maximum elevation of 1742 ft (530 m) at Esfia.
Carmel
Carmel kär̀məl [Heb. hakkarmel—‘fruit garden’; Gk. (Josephus) ho Karmēlos, Karmēlion óros].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Carmel
CARMEL1. Mountainous ridge extending about 20 miles (32.2 kilometers) along the Mediterranean Sea and jutting southeastward into the Jezreel Valley. Its greatest width at the southeast is 13 miles (20.9 kilometers); its highest point, 1,742 feet (530.7 meters). Geologically, the ridge is of the same
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Carmel
Carmel (kahr´muhl; Heb., “garden,” “orchard”).1 A range of fertile, forested hills (Amos 1:2; Isa. 33:9; Nah. 1:4) about fifteen miles long on the western border of the land allotted to the tribe of Asher (Josh. 19:26). It extends from the Samaritan hill country west to the Mediterranean and south to
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Carmel
CARMEL (Heb. karmel, ‘garden-land’, ‘fruitful land’). The word is used as a common noun in Hebrew with this meaning; examples are Is. 16:10; Je. 4:26; 2 Ki. 19:23; 2 Ch. 26:10. It can even be used of fresh ears of grain, as in Lv. 2:14; 23:14. Thus, the limestone Carmel hills probably got their name
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Carmel
Carmel (Heb. karmel)1. A wooded mountain range along the northern coast of Israel that runs northwest from the plain of Esdraelon to the Mediterranean coast near the modern city of Haifa, where its headland (Mt. Carmel or Jebel Kurmul) forms the harbor and the bay of Acre. The range separates the coastal
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Carmel, Mount
CARMEL, MOUNT A prominent mountain in Palestine, extending almost from the shore of the Mediterranean to a bluff some 12 miles (19 kilometers) inland. It is covered with lush vegetation (Isa 33:9), and in Old Testament times was proverbial for its beauty (Song 7:5). Mount Carmel is most famous as the
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Carmel, Mount
Carmel, Mount. The high ridge in N. Palestine, immediately above the modern port of Haifa. Its caves, which were inhabited over 150,000 years ago, are of great interest to archaeologists. Mount Carmel was the scene of the contest described in 1 Kgs. 18 between *Elijah and the prophets of *Baal. About
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Carmel
CARMEL [KAHR muhl] (garden/orchard of God) — the name of a mountain range and a town in the Old Testament:1. A town in the hill country of Judah (Josh. 15:55; 1 Sam. 25:2, 5, 7, 40). It has been identified as present-day Khirbet el-Kermel, about 13 kilometers (8 miles) southeast of Hebron. Carmel, near
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