Mount Tabor - جبل الطور

Mount Tabor is a monadnock, or isolated hill, located 18 kilometers west of the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel. According to tradition it is the site of Jesus’ transfiguration. In 1919 a Roman Catholic church was built at the top of Mount Tabor on the ruins of a Byzantine church dating back to the 5th century. The church, known as the Church of the Transfiguration, sits next to a monastery constructed in 1873.

Although almost all of the trees on Mount Tabor were felled during the Ottoman Empire, the vegetation has made a comeback and today the hillside is covered in over 400 plant species, including the Mount Tabor Oak and the Palestine Oak.

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