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hermon


hermon


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Hermon,  NY  (village,  FIPS  34165) 
  Location:  44.46838  N,  75.23270  W 
  Population  (1990):  407  (173  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  13652 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hermon 
  a  peak,  the  eastern  prolongation  of  the  Anti-Lebanon  range, 
  reaching  to  the  height  of  about  9,200  feet  above  the 
  Mediterranean.  It  marks  the  north  boundary  of  Palestine  (Deut. 
  3:8,  4:48;  Josh.  11:3,  17;  13:11;  12:1),  and  is  seen  from  a 
  great  distance.  It  is  about  40  miles  north  of  the  Sea  of 
  Galilee.  It  is  called  "the  Hermonites"  (Ps.  42:6)  because  it  has 
  more  than  one  summit.  The  Sidonians  called  it  Sirion,  and  the 
  Amorites  Shenir  (Deut.  3:9;  Cant.  4:8).  It  is  also  called 
  Baal-hermon  (Judg.  3:3;  1  Chr.  5:23)  and  Sion  (Deut.  4:48). 
  There  is  every  probability  that  one  of  its  three  summits  was  the 
  scene  of  the  transfiguration  (q.v.).  The  "dew  of  Hermon"  is 
  referred  to  (Ps.  89:  12).  Its  modern  name  is  Jebel-esh-Sheikh, 
  "the  chief  mountain."  It  is  one  of  the  most  conspicuous 
  mountains  in  Palestine  or  Syria.  "In  whatever  part  of  Palestine 
  the  Israelite  turned  his  eye  northward,  Hermon  was  there 
  terminating  the  view.  From  the  plain  along  the  coast,  from  the 
  Jordan  valley,  from  the  heights  of  Moab  and  Gilead,  from  the 
  plateau  of  Bashan,  the  pale,  blue,  snow-capped  cone  forms  the 
  one  feature  in  the  northern  horizon." 
 
  Our  Lord  and  his  disciples  climbed  this  "high  mountain  apart" 
  one  day  and  remained  on  its  summit  all  night,  "weary  after 
  their  long  and  toilsome  ascent."  During  the  night  "he  was 
  transfigured  before  them  and  his  face  did  shine  as  the  sun." 
  The  next  day  they  descended  to  Caesarea  Philippi. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Hermon,  anathema;  devoted  to  destruction