- First Reference: Jeremiah 32:24
- Last Reference: Ezekiel 17:17
- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: Yes
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
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- Included in BDB: Yes
- H5550 Used 3 times
Palestine is a hilly country (Deuteronomy 3:25; 11:11; Ezekiel 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 part of Samaria. The mountains of Western and Middle Palestine do not extend to the sea, but gently slope into plains, and toward the Jordan fall down into the Ghor.
East of the Jordan the Anti-Lebanon, stretching south, terminates in the hilly district called Jebel Heish, which reaches down to the Sea of Gennesareth. South of the river Hieromax there is again a succession of hills, which are traversed by wadies running toward the Jordan. These gradually descend to a level at the river Arnon, which was the boundary of the ancient trans-Jordanic territory toward the south.
The composition of the Palestinian hills is limestone, with occasional strata of chalk, and hence the numerous caves, some of large extent, found there.
(Isaiah 29:3; Jeremiah 6:6) etc. [SIEGE]
MOUNT, noun [Latin mons, literally a heap or an elevation.]
1. A mass of earth, or earth and rock, rising considerably above the common surface of the surrounding land. mount is used for an eminence or elevation of earth, indefinite in highth or size, and may be a hillock, hill or mountain. We apply it to mount Blanc, in Switzerland, to mount Tom and mount Holyoke, in Massachusetts, and it is applied in Scripture to the small hillocks on which sacrifice was offered as well as to mount Sinai. Jacob offered sacrifice on the mount or heap of stones raised for a witness between him and Laban. Genesis 31:21.
2. A mound; a bulwark for offense or defense.
Hew ye down trees and cast a mount against Jerusalem. Jeremiah 6:6.
3. Formerly, a bank or fund of money.
MOUNT, verb intransitive
1. To rise on high; to ascend; with or without up.
Doth the eagle mount up at thy command? Job 39:27.
The fire of trees and houses mounts on high.
2. To rise; to ascend; to tower; to be built to a great altitude.
Though Babylon should mount up to heaven. Jeremiah 51:53.
3. To get on horseback.
4. To leap upon any animal.
5. To amount; to rise in value.
Bring then these blessings to a strict account,
Make fair deductions, see to what they mount
MOUNT, verb transitive To raise aloft; to lift on high.
What power is it which mounts my love so high?
1. To ascend; to climb; to get upon an elevated place; as, to mount a throne.
2. To place one's self on horseback; as, to mount a horse.
3. To furnish with horses; as, to mount a troop. The dragoons were well mounted.
4. To put on or cover with something; to embellish with ornaments; as, to mount a sword.
5. To carry; to be furnished with; as, a ship of the line mounts seventy four guns; a fort mounts a hundred cannon.
6. To raise and place on a carriage; as, to mount a cannon.
To mount guard, to take the station and do the duty of a sentinel.
(2 Kings 23:13; Vulg., "mount of offence"), the name given to a part of the Mount of Olives, so called because idol temples were there erected in the time of Solomon, temples to the Zidonian Ashtoreth and to the "abominations" of Moab and Ammon.
A place near Pirathon (q.v.), in the tribe of Ephraim (Judges 12:15).
The range of hills which rises abruptly in the wilderness of et-Tih ("the wandering"), mentioned Deuteronomy 1:19, 20, "that great and terrible wilderness."
Only in Isaiah 14:13, a mythic mountain of the Babylonians, regarded by them as the seat of the gods. It was situated in the far north, and in Babylonian inscriptions is described as a mountain called Im-Kharasak, "the mighty mountain of Bel, whose head reaches heaven, whose root is the holy deep." In their geography they are said to have identified it with mount El-wend, near Ecbatana.
(Joshua 13:19), a district in the east of Jordan, in the territory of Reuben. The "valley" here was probably the Ghor or valley of the Jordan, and hence the "mount" would be the hilly region in the north end of the Dead Sea. (See ZARETH-SHAHAR.)
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.
Psalms 97:5; Deuteronomy 4:11; Deuteronomy 5:23; Judges 5:5; Isaiah 64:1-3; Micah 1:4; Nahum 1:5
Overturning and removing of
Job 9:5; Job 14:18; Job 28:9; Ezekiel 38:20
Abraham offers Isaac upon Mount Moriah, afterward called Mount Zion, the site of the temple
Horeb appointed as a place for the Israelites to worship
Used for idolatrous worship
Deuteronomy 12:2; 1 Samuel 10:5; 1 Kings 14:23; Jeremiah 3:6; Hosea 4:13
Jesus tempted upon
Jesus preaches from
Jesus goes up into, for prayer
Matthew 14:23; Luke 6:12; Luke 9:28
Jesus is transfigured upon
Matthew 17:1-9; Mark 9:2-10; Luke 9:28-36
Jesus meets His disciples on, after His resurrection
Isaiah 13:2; Isaiah 18:3; Isaiah 30:17
Removed by faith
Matthew 17:20; Matthew 21:21; Mark 11:23
MOUNT'AIN, noun [Latin adjective, montanus.] A large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land, but of no definite altitude. We apply mountain to the largest eminences on the globe; but sometimes the word is used for a large hill. In general, mountain denotes an elevation higher and larger than a hill; as the Altaic mountains in Asia, the Alps in Switzerland, the Andes in South America, the Allegheny mountains in Virginia, the Catskill in New York, the White mountains in New Hampshire, and the Green mountains in Vermont. The word is applied to a single elevation, or to an extended range.
MOUNT'AIN, adjective Pertaining to a mountain; found on mountains; growing or dwelling on a mountain; as mountain air; mountain pines; mountain goats.
specifically mentioned (1:19,20) comp. Deuteronomy 1:44 It seems to be the range which rises abruptly from the plateau of et-Tih , south of Judea, running from a little south of west to north of east, and of which the extremities are the Jebel Araif en-Nakah westward and Jebel el-Mukrah eastward, and from which line the country continues mountainous all the way to Hebron.
MOUNT'AIN-BLUE, noun Malachite; carbonate of copper.
MOUNT'AINER, adjective An inhabitant of a mountain.
1. A rustic; a freebooter; a savage.
MOUNT'AINET, noun A small mountain; a hillock. [Not used.]
MOUNT'AIN-GREEN, noun A carbonate of copper.
MOUNT'AINOUS, adjective Full of mountains; as the mountainous country of the Swiss.
1. Large as a mountain; huge; as a mountainous heap.
2. Inhabiting mountains. [Not used.]
MOUNT'AINOUSNESS, noun The state of being full of mountains.
MOUNT'AIN-PARSLEY, noun A plant of the genus Athamanta.
MOUNT'AIN-ROSE, noun A plant.
MOUNT'AIN-SOAP, noun A mineral of a pale brownish black color.
MOUNT'ANT, adjective Rising on high.
1. One who mounts a bench or state in the market or other public place, boasts of his skill in curing diseases, vends medicines which he pretends are infallible remedies, and thus deludes the ignorant multitude. Persons of this character may be indicted and punished.
2. Any boastful and false pretender.
Nothing so impossible in nature, but mountebanks will undertake.
MOUNT'EBANK, verb transitive To cheat by boasting and false pretenses; to gull.
MOUNT'EBANKERY, noun Quackery; boastful and vain pretenses.
MOUNT'ED, participle passive Raised; seated on horseback; placed on a carriage; covered or embellished; furnished with guns.
MOUNT'ENAUNCE, noun Amount in space. [Not used.]
MOUNT'ER, noun One that mounts or ascends.
MOUNT'ING, participle present tense Rising; soaring; placing on horseback; ascending an eminence; embellishing.
MOUNT'INGLY, adverb By rising or ascending.
MOUNT'Y, noun The rise of a hawk.