Tabor, Mount
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[German Version]

mountain tapering to a high plateau (588 m) on the northeast edge of the Valley of Jezreel (Israel). Tabor appears in the Old Testament as a boundary marker between tribes (Josh 19:12, 22, 34), a military rallying point (Judg 4:6, 12, 14f.), and in the toponyms Chisloth-tabor and Aznoth-tabor (Josh 19:12, 34). A cultic significance of Tabor cannot be demonstrated from the biblical text (vague references in Ps 89:13*; Hos 5:1), archaeological evidence, or the etymology of the name…

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Müller-Clemm, Julia, “Tabor, Mount”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025919>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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