Geographical objects and features
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
JEBEL. Geographic names containing the term “jebel,” meaning “mountain,” are found alphabetized under the second term of the name. For example, the Jebel Qa’aqir entry can be found under QA’AQIR, JEBEL.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Mount, Mountain
Mount, Mountain. Elevated topographical feature which made a deep impression on people’s minds in biblical times. Mountains were connected with fertility (Dt 33:15) and with refuge (Jgs 6:2). In Israel, as in surrounding countries, mountains were places where people expected to meet God. Many significant
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jebel jebʹəl [Arab ǧabal—‘mountain’]. A word often used with the names of mountains or mountain ranges (e.g., Jebel eṭ-Ṭûr [Mt. Tabor]). In Egyptian Arabic the first letter is pronounced like g in “get”; the a in Arabic is often quite flat (like a in hat, indeed often pronounced as short e), so
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Mount, Mountain
MOUNT, MOUNTAIN Elevated topographical feature. In Israel, as in surrounding countries, mountains were places where people expected to meet God. Many significant events in Israel’s religion took place on Mt Sinai or Horeb (see Ex 3:1–4; 16; 19–23; 1 Kgs 19:8–18), and Mt Zion became almost as important
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Mount, Mountain
mount, mountain. Mountains are a dominant feature of the Near Eastern landscape and accordingly have influenced the way of life and beliefs of the ancient peoples inhabiting this land. Mountains have important effects upon the climate, population, economic life, and state of civilization of the region
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
MOUNTAIN. Two Heb. terms and their Gr. equivalents are often translated “mountain” in the KJV: gib˓â (Gr. bounos) and haµr (Gr. oros), best rendered “hill” and “mountain,” respectively. The former refers to more gradual slopes and lesser elevations and applies to parts or the whole of the kind of terrain
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Mount, Mountain
MOUNT, MOUNTAIN. The topographical terms giḇ‘â and hār in Heb., and bounos and oros in Gk., are best translated by the Eng. ‘hill’ and ‘mountain’ respectively. The term giḇ‘â ‘hill’, is specific, referring to an elevated site, slope or ascent. Its root meaning, ‘bowl’ or ‘hump-backed’, refers accurately
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
MOUNTAINS-AND-VALLEYS והעמקים ההריםI. Broken up, the word pair ‘mountains and valleys’ occurs in Mic 1:4 in the context of a theophany: “and the mountains will melt under him, and the valleys will be cleft”. Until recently, the pair was thought to reflect the Ugaritic binominal deity *Mountains-and-Valleys
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Mountain and Wilderness
Mountain and wildernessIn the Gospels geographical facts are the vehicles of literary and theological ideas. What matters primarily is not on which mountain or in what part of the wilderness any particular event occurred but the typological or symbolic significance of a given location.1. Mountain2.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Mount Mountain
Mount, Mountain. The Hebrew word har, like the English “mountain,” is employed for both single eminences more or less isolated, such as Sinai, Gerizim, Ebal, Zion, and Olivet, and for ranges, such as Lebanon. It is also applied to a mountainous country or district.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
MOUNT. Though normally used with the sense of mountain, hill country, or to ascend, in the KJV this word sometimes has the meaning of siegeworks or siege (see Isa. 29:3; Jer. 6:6).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
MountPalestine is a hilly country (Deut. 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
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