in the Bible
Mountains Mentioned in the Bible
(In alphabetical order)
Mt. Abarim - The name literally means "the mountains across or beyond
Mt. Ararat - The mountain or mountains where Noah's ark came to rest.
Mt. Bashan - The name denotes soft rich soil, and the territory was famous
for its oaks and wild cattle.
Mt. Carmel - The scene of Elijah's sacrifice. The mountain is not to be
confused with the town of Carmel, mentioned in I. Sam. xxv, 2ff.
Mt. Ebal - A sacred mountain from the earliest of times, where the stones
inscribed with the Law were deposited.
Mt. Gerizim - Sacred from early times, this mountain is still the scene where
the Samaritans hold the Passover.
Mt. Gilboa - The scene of Saul and Jonathan's death (exact location is under
Mt. Gilead - A mountainous region east of Jordan. It was the scene of the
covenant between Laban and Jacob.
Mt. Hermon - A high mountain north of the Sea of Galilee, which very well
could have been the scene of the Transfiguration.
Mt. Hor - The mountain where Aaron died. (exact location is under
Mt. Horeb - Most likely synonymous with Sinai. It was the scene of the
burning bush, of the giving of the Law, and of Elijah's vision.
Mt. Lebanon - The central mountains of Syria, and famous as the source of
timber for Solomon's Temple.
Mt. Moriah - The site of Abraham's intended sacrifice, and the mountain on
which the Temple of Jerusalem was built. The Islamic Mosque of Omar resides on
the site today.
Mt. Nebo - Range of hills forming the western edge of the Moabite plateau
above the Jordan.
Mt. Olivet - The Mount of Olives; the scene of David's flight from Absalom;
of Jesus' weeping over Jerusalem; and of His Ascension.
Mt. Pisgah - The headland of the Nebo range from which Moses saw the Promised
Mt. Seir - The land of Esau; a mountain range identified with Edom
Mt. Sinai - The mountain where the Israelites encamped for nearly a year, and
where the Law was given to Moses. Also called Horeb.
Mt. Tabor - The site of Barak's camp, some identify this mountain as the
scene of the Transfiguration of Jesus.
Mt. Zion - The eastern hill of Jerusalem. It was the stronghold of the
Jebusites, attacked by joab, and became the site of David's palace and the