ATS Bible DictionaryMountains
Are among the most sublime and impressive of the Creator's works on earth, and from the noblest and most enduring monuments of great events. Most of the mountains of Scripture thus stand as witnesses for God-every view of their lofty summits, and every recurrence to them in thought reminding us of the sacred facts and truths connected with them. Thus Mount Ararat is a standing memorial of the deluge of man's sin, God's justice, and God's mercy. Mount Sinai asserts the terrors of the divine law. Mount Carmel summons us, like the prophet Elijah of old, not to "halt between two opinions;" but if Jehovah is God, to love and serve him. The mount of the Transfiguration still shines with the glory of the truths there taught, and Mounts Ebal and Gerizim still echo the curses and the blessings once so solemnly pronounced from them. So Mount Hor, Nebo, Lebanon, and Gilboa have been signalized by striking events; mount Zion, Moriah, and Olivet are covered with precious memories; and the mountains about Jerusalem and all other "everlasting hills" are sacred witnesses of the eternal power and faithfulness of God.
Judea was eminently a hilly country; and the sacred poets and prophets drew from the mountains around them many beautiful and sublime illustrations of divine truth. Thus a kingdom is termed a mountain, Psalm 30:7, especially the kingdom of Christ, Isaiah 2:2 11:9 Daniel 2:35. Thus also difficulty is a "great mountain," Zechariah 4:7. A revolution is the "carrying of mountains into the midst of the sea," Psalm 46:3. God easily and speedily removes every obstacle-"hills melt like wax at the presence of the Lord," Psalm 97:5. The integrity of the divine nature is sure and lasting-"Thy righteousness is like the great mountains," Psalm 36:6. The eternity of God's love is pictured out by this comparison: "For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee," Isaiah 54:10.
When David wishes to express the stability of his kingdom, he says, "Lord, by thy favor thou hast made my mountain to stand strong," Psalm 30:7. The security and protection afforded by God to his people are thus beautifully delineated: "As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth, even for ever," Psalm 125:2. When the prophet would express his faith in God, how pure it was, and what confidence it inspired, far above any assurance which could arise from earthly blessing or defense, he sings, "Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the Lord our God is salvation of Israel," Jeremiah 3:23.
The hills of Judea were anciently cultivate to the top, with scores of terraces, and covered with vines, olives, figs, etc. Hence the expression, alluding to the vine of God's planting, "the hills were covered with the shadow of it," Psalm 80:10; and others of the same kind. Travelers say it is a rare thing to pass a mountain, even in the wild parts of Judea, which does not show that it was formerly terraced and made to flow with oil and wine, though it may now be desolate and bare. Says Paxton, "There are many districts that are sadly encumbered with rock, yet the soil among these rocks is of a very superior kind: and were the rock somewhat broken up, the large pieces piled, and the small mixed with the soil, it might be made very productive. There is very striking proof of this in some districts, as that about Hebron, which abounds with rock, and yet is covered with the most productive vineyards. As to such a rocky country being so spoken of in the days of the patriarchs, I suppose that it was in truth, at that time the finest of lands; that the rock which now lies bare in so many places, was then all covered with earth of the richest kind."
"Even in those parts where all is now desolate," remarks Dr. Robinson, "there are everywhere traces of the hand of the men of other days... Most of the hills indeed exhibit the remains of terraces built up around them, the undoubted signs of former cultivation." Again, when traveling towards Hebron, he observes, "Many of the former terraces along the hill sides are still in use; and the land looks somewhat as it may have done in ancient times."
"We often counted forty, fifty, sixty, and even seventy terraces from the bottom of the valley up to the summit of the mountain... What a garden of delights this must have been, when instead of grass making green the surface, verdant and luxuriant vines were their clothing... We could understand how the words of Joel shall yet be literally true, ?The mountains shall drop down new wine,- when every vine on these hills shall be hanging its ripe clusters over the terraces. In observing too the singular manner in which the most rocky mountains have at one time been made, through vast labor and industry, to yield an abundant return to the husbandman, we saw clearly the meaning of the promise in Ezekiel, ?But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit.-" Narrative of a Mission.
Greek9. Abilene -- Abilene, territory northwest of Damascus
... ee-lay-nay') Short Definition: Abilene Definition: the Abilenian territory, the
territory of Abila (in Syria), a small principality in the mountains of Damascus ...
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3735. oros -- a mountain
2791. Kilikia -- Cilicia, a province of Asia Minor
Strong's Hebrew2023. Hor -- two mountains in Palestine
... 2022, 2023. Hor. 2024 . two mountains in Palestine. Transliteration: Hor
Phonetic Spelling: (hore) Short Definition: Hor. Word Origin ...
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2022. har -- mountain, hill, hill country
1237. biqah -- a valley, plain
2722. Choreb -- "waste," a mountain in Sinai
Mountains Round Mount Zion
The Three Mountains.
The Northern Mountains
The Lord's Controversy Before the Mountains
Over the Mountains. "My Beloved is Mine, and I am His: He Feedeth ...
Salvation Published from the Mountains
Epiphany 92. From the Eastern Mountains
Fragrant Spices from the Mountains of Myrrh. "Thou Art all Fair ...
Raise Your Voices, Vales and Mountains
From Greenland's Icy Mountains
ThesaurusMountains (221 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Mountains (221 Occurrences). Matthew 18:12 "What do you
think? ... Matthew 24:16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. ...
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Quake (23 Occurrences)
Valleys (38 Occurrences)
Abarim (8 Occurrences)
Ararat (4 Occurrences)
Quaked (13 Occurrences)
Dens (10 Occurrences)
Majestic (22 Occurrences)
Mountaintops (4 Occurrences)
Shephelah (2 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceMountains (221 Occurrences)
Matthew 18:12 "What do you think? If a man has one hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, doesn't he leave the ninety-nine, go to the mountains, and seek that which has gone astray?
Matthew 24:16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
Mark 5:5 Always, night and day, in the tombs and in the mountains, he was crying out, and cutting himself with stones.
Mark 5:11 Now on the mountainside there was a great herd of pigs feeding.
Mark 13:14 But when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains,
Luke 3:5 Every valley will be lifted up, and all the mountains and hills made low, and the twisted will be made straight, and the rough ways smooth;
Luke 21:21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let those who are in the midst of her depart. Let those who are in the country not enter therein.
Luke 23:30 Then they will begin to tell the mountains,'Fall on us!' and tell the hills,'Cover us.'
Acts 27:14 But it was not long before a furious north-east wind, coming down from the mountains, burst upon us and carried the ship out of her course.
1 Corinthians 13:2 If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but don't have love, I am nothing.
Hebrews 11:38 (of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts, mountains, caves, and the holes of the earth.
Revelation 6:14 And the heaven was taken away like the roll of a book when it is rolled up; and all the mountains and islands were moved out of their places.
Revelation 6:15 The kings of the earth, the princes, the commanding officers, the rich, the strong, and every slave and free person, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains.
Revelation 6:16 They told the mountains and the rocks, "Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb,
Revelation 16:20 Every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
Revelation 17:9 Here is the mind that has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits.
Genesis 7:19 The waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth. All the high mountains that were under the whole sky were covered.
Genesis 7:20 The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered.
Genesis 8:4 The ship rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on Ararat's mountains.
Genesis 8:5 The waters receded continually until the tenth month. In the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.
Genesis 19:17 It came to pass, when they had taken them out, that he said, "Escape for your life! Don't look behind you, and don't stay anywhere in the plain. Escape to the mountains, lest you be consumed!"
Genesis 19:19 behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shown unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest the evil overtake me, and I die.
Genesis 19:30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar; and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.
Genesis 22:2 He said, "Now take your son, your only son, whom you love, even Isaac, and go into the land of Moriah. Offer him there for a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I will tell you of."
Genesis 49:26 Blessings of sons, old and young, to the father: blessings of the oldest mountains and the fruit of the eternal hills: let them come on the head of Joseph, on the crown of him who was separate from his brothers.
Exodus 32:12 Why should the Egyptians speak, saying,'He brought them forth for evil, to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the surface of the earth?' Turn from your fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against your people.
Numbers 13:17 And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this way by the South, and go up into the hill-country:
Numbers 13:29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan.
Numbers 23:7 He took up his parable, and said, "From Aram has Balak brought me, the king of Moab from the mountains of the East. Come, curse Jacob for me. Come, defy Israel.
Numbers 23:9 For from the top of the rocks I see him. From the hills I see him. Behold, it is a people that dwells alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.
Numbers 33:47 They traveled from Almon Diblathaim, and encamped in the mountains of Abarim, before Nebo.
Numbers 33:48 They traveled from the mountains of Abarim, and encamped in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho.
Deuteronomy 1:7 Turn you, and take your journey, and go to the mount of the Amorites, and unto all the places nigh thereunto, in the plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by the sea side, to the land of the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon, unto the great river, the river Euphrates.
Deuteronomy 1:24 and they turned and went up into the hill-country, and came unto the valley of Eshcol, and spied it out.
Deuteronomy 2:37 Only unto the land of the children of Ammon thou camest not, nor unto any place of the river Jabbok, nor unto the cities in the mountains, nor unto whatsoever the LORD our God forbade us.
Deuteronomy 8:9 a land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, where thou shalt lack nothing; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose mountains thou wilt dig copper.
Deuteronomy 11:11 but the land, whereunto ye are passing over to possess it, is a land of mountains and valleys, which drinketh water of the rain of heaven,
Deuteronomy 12:2 You shall surely destroy all the places in which the nations that you shall dispossess served their gods, on the high mountains, and on the hills, and under every green tree:
Deuteronomy 32:22 For a fire is kindled in my anger, Burns to the lowest Sheol, Devours the earth with its increase, and sets the foundations of the mountains on fire.
Deuteronomy 33:15 for the chief things of the ancient mountains, for the precious things of the everlasting hills,
Joshua 10:6 And the men of Gibeon sent unto Joshua to the camp to Gilgal, saying, Slack not thy hand from thy servants; come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us: for all the kings of the Amorites that dwell in the mountains are gathered together against us.
Joshua 11:2 And to the kings that were on the north of the mountains, and of the plains south of Chinneroth, and in the valley, and in the borders of Dor on the west,
Joshua 11:3 And to the Canaanite on the east and on the west, and to the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Jebusite in the mountains, and to the Hivite under Hermon in the land of Mizpeh.
Joshua 11:16 So Joshua captured all that land, the hill country, all the South, all the land of Goshen, the lowland, the Arabah, the hill country of Israel, and the lowland of the same;
Joshua 11:21 And at that time came Joshua, and cut off the Anakims from the mountains, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the mountains of Judah, and from all the mountains of Israel: Joshua destroyed them utterly with their cities.
Joshua 12:8 In the mountains, and in the valleys, and in the plains, and in the springs, and in the wilderness, and in the south country; the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites:
Joshua 15:48 And in the mountains, Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh,
Joshua 18:12 And their border on the north side was from Jordan; and the border went up to the side of Jericho on the north side, and went up through the mountains westward; and the goings out thereof were at the wilderness of Bethaven.
Judges 3:3 namely, the five lords of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, and the Zidonians, and the Hivites that dwelt in mount Lebanon, from mount Baal-hermon unto the entrance of Hamath.
Judges 5:5 The mountains quaked at the presence of Yahweh, even Sinai, at the presence of Yahweh, the God of Israel.
Judges 6:2 The hand of Midian prevailed against Israel; and because of Midian the children of Israel made them the dens which are in the mountains, and the caves, and the strongholds.
Judges 9:25 The men of Shechem set an ambush for him on the tops of the mountains, and they robbed all who came along that way by them: and it was told Abimelech.
Judges 9:36 When Gaal saw the people, he said to Zebul, "Behold, people are coming down from the tops of the mountains." Zebul said to him, "You see the shadow of the mountains as if they were men."
Judges 11:37 She said to her father, "Let this thing be done for me: let me alone two months, that I may depart and go down on the mountains, and bewail my virginity, I and my companions."
Judges 11:38 He said, "Go." He sent her away for two months: and she departed, she and her companions, and mourned her virginity on the mountains.
1 Samuel 14:4 Now between the narrow roads over the mountains by which Jonathan was making his way to the Philistines' forces, there was a sharp overhanging rock on one side, and a sharp rock on the other side: one was named Bozez and the other Seneh.
1 Samuel 26:20 Now therefore, don't let my blood fall to the earth away from the presence of Yahweh; for the king of Israel has come out to seek a flea, as when one hunts a partridge in the mountains."
2 Samuel 1:21 You mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew nor rain on you, neither fields of offerings; For there the shield of the mighty was vilely cast away, The shield of Saul was not anointed with oil.
1 Kings 5:15 Solomon had seventy thousand who bore burdens, and eighty thousand who were stone cutters in the mountains;
1 Kings 19:11 He said, "Go out, and stand on the mountain before Yahweh." Behold, Yahweh passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before Yahweh; but Yahweh was not in the wind. After the wind an earthquake; but Yahweh was not in the earthquake.
1 Kings 20:23 And the servants of the king of Syria said to him, Their gods are gods of the mountains; therefore they were stronger than we; but if we fight against them on the plateau, shall we not be stronger than they?
1 Kings 20:28 And the man of God drew near, and spoke to the king of Israel and said, Thus saith Jehovah: Because the Syrians have said, Jehovah is a god of the mountains, but he is not a god of the valleys, I will give all this great multitude into thy hand, and ye shall know that I am Jehovah.
1 Kings 22:17 He said, "I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd. Yahweh said,'These have no master. Let them each return to his house in peace.'"
2 Kings 19:23 By your messengers you have defied the Lord, and have said,'With the multitude of my chariots, I have come up to the height of the mountains, to the innermost parts of Lebanon; and I will cut down its tall cedars, and its choice fir trees; and I will enter into his farthest lodging place, the forest of his fruitful field.
1 Chronicles 12:8 Of the Gadites there separated themselves to David to the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valor, men trained for war, that could handle shield and spear; whose faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swift as the roes on the mountains;
2 Chronicles 2:2 Solomon counted out seventy thousand men to bear burdens, and eighty thousand men who were stone cutters in the mountains, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.
2 Chronicles 2:18 He set seventy thousand of them to bear burdens, and eighty thousand who were stone cutters in the mountains, and three thousand six hundred overseers to set the people at work.
2 Chronicles 18:16 He said, I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd: and Yahweh said, These have no master; let them return every man to his house in peace.
2 Chronicles 21:11 Moreover he made high places in the mountains of Judah, and made the inhabitants of Jerusalem to play the prostitute, and led Judah astray.
2 Chronicles 26:10 He built towers in the wilderness, and dug out many cisterns, for he had much livestock; in the lowland also, and in the plain: and he had farmers and vineyard keepers in the mountains and in the fruitful fields; for he loved farming.
2 Chronicles 27:4 Moreover he built cities in the mountains of Judah, and in the forests he built castles and towers.
Job 9:5 He removes the mountains, and they don't know it, when he overturns them in his anger.
Job 14:18 And surely the mountains falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of his place.
Job 24:8 They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for lack of a shelter.
Job 28:9 He puts forth his hand on the flinty rock, and he overturns the mountains by the roots.
Job 36:30 See, he is stretching out his mist, covering the tops of the mountains with it.
Job 39:8 The range of the mountains is his pasture, He searches after every green thing.
Job 39:9 Will the ox of the mountains be your servant? or is his night's resting-place by your food-store?
Job 40:20 Surely the mountains produce food for him, where all the animals of the field play.
Psalms 11:1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David. In the LORD have I taken refuge; how say ye to my soul: 'Flee thou! to your mountain, ye birds'?
Psalms 18:7 Then the earth shook and trembled. The foundations also of the mountains quaked and were shaken, because he was angry.
Psalms 36:6 Your righteousness is like the mountains of God. Your judgments are like a great deep. Yahweh, you preserve man and animal.
Psalms 46:2 Therefore we won't be afraid, though the earth changes, though the mountains are shaken into the heart of the seas;
Psalms 46:3 though its waters roar and are troubled, though the mountains tremble with their swelling. Selah.
Psalms 50:11 I know all the birds of the mountains. The wild animals of the field are mine.
Psalms 65:6 Who by his power forms the mountains, having armed yourself with strength;
Psalms 68:15 The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains. The mountains of Bashan are rugged.
Psalms 68:16 Why do you look in envy, you rugged mountains, at the mountain where God chooses to reign? Yes, Yahweh will dwell there forever.
Psalms 72:3 The mountains shall bring prosperity to the people. The hills bring the fruit of righteousness.
Psalms 72:16 There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.
Psalms 76:4 Glorious are you, and excellent, more than mountains of game.
Psalms 80:10 The mountains were covered with its shadow. Its boughs were like God's cedars.
Psalms 83:14 As the fire that burns the forest, as the flame that sets the mountains on fire,
Psalms 87:1 A Psalm by the sons of Korah; a Song. His foundation is in the holy mountains.
Psalms 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, before you had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.
Psalms 95:4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth. The heights of the mountains are also his.
Psalms 97:5 The mountains melt like wax at the presence of Yahweh, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
Psalms 98:8 Let the rivers clap their hands. Let the mountains sing for joy together.
Psalms 104:6 You covered it with the deep as with a cloak. The waters stood above the mountains.
Psalms 104:8 The mountains rose, the valleys sank down, to the place which you had assigned to them.
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