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Mount Tabor the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ

Mount Tabor rising about 500 meters above Jezreel Valley at the northern part of the Holyland of Israel at the Lower Galilee.  Mt Tabor = In Hebrew “Har Tavor” =  הר תָּבוֹר Mount Tabor Church believed  to be the traditional place of Jesus Christ Transfiguration in front Peter, James and John the brother of James and so it gained it name the Mount of Transfiguration.

The story of Jesus Christ Transfiguration in Mount Tabor ignites great passion and desire in the hearts and minds of worldwide Christians, Pilgrims and crusaders visiting the Holy land, there are many pictures, songs, art and symbols expressing and presenting the transfiguration of Jesus at Mt Tabor.


Mt Tabor offers perfect view and in a clear day its possible to view big parts of the Galilee, the Sea of the Galilee, Jezreel Valley, Nazareth, Cana and other Christian sites, villages and sacred places. Scroll down to see Mount Tabor and the Galilee map.

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Mount Tabor Jesus Transfiguration – in Bible and Gospel:

Mount Tabor appears several times in the Holy Bible:

  • Deborah sent Barak to battle with Sisera in the book of Judges 4:6-7, Mount Tabor have a critical strategic position even in ancient times.
  • You created the north and the south Tabor and Hermon sing for joy at your name. (Psalm 89:12)
  • “One will come who is like Tabor among the mountains, like Carmel by the sea. (Jeremiah 46:18)


Jesus Christ Crown Of Thorns Original Certificate

Jesus Christ Crown Of Thorns Original Certificate


In the Holy Gospels Mt Tabor appears in the Transfiguration of Jesus. Jesus Christ followed by his disciples (Peter, John and James) went up the high mountain and transformed in front of them,  Jesus face was shining as the sun and his clothes became bright as the light, then the disciples sa

w Jesus speaking with Moses, Elijah.


Peter said to Jesus, “

Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters-one for
Jesus Christ then told the terrified disciples “Get up don’t be afraid.” you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (Matthew 17:4) Then a bright cloud surrounded them, and a voice said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”

When they all went down the mountain Jesus asked them “Don’t tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.” (Matthew 17:1-9)

Mount Tabor attractions and what to see:

  1. Mount Tabor offers fantastic breathtaking view of Jezreel Valley and the Galilee.
  2. The Church of Transfiguration is located at Mount Tabor peak, the Church was built upon ruins of ancient Byzantine church.
  3. The Eastern Orthodox monastery with its Two Bell towers stand on each entrance, located in the northern side of the Transfiguration Church.

Church of Jesus Transfiguration Mount Tabor picture

Mount Tabor, Holy Land Jezreel Valley Map:

This Map reveals big parts of the Galilee, the Sea of the Galilee, Jezreel Valley, Nazareth, Cana and other Christian sites, villages and sacred places which have been major part of Jesus Christ life and still are in today’s worldwide Christians, pilgrims and Crusaders.


Mount Tabor Galilee Holy Land Map

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4 Responses to Mount Tabor the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ

  • Zenaida A Felicidario says:

    what an amazing grace of transfiguration

  • Martin says:

    I visited the Holy Land last summer, the main attractions and focus was to follow sites related with Jesus miracles. I never thought that Mt. Tabor will be so exciting… the church of the transfiguration of Christ, mount at Mt. tabor and the tour in Nazareth, Cana, Mt. beatitudes, Ginosar and Tabgha was just unbelievable. Mt. Tabor is located in a beautiful Jizrael Valley area, the view is breathtaking!

    • Bogdan says:

      I’m reminded of ruaiovs stories of God in disguise. The moral of the story being we should treat every person even those we deem lowly because they may be more than their appearance. Often in the story, the person who does good for the humble is rewarded, but reward isn’t the reason to good.I prefer phrasing as PKD does with his God in the gutter . There is nothing to be gained by realizing God is in the gutter besides the realization itself. Seeing God is it’s own reward, but God often seems only glimpsed in our periphery. The moment we try to grasp the divine it’s gone. All the forms of religion can just end up as more idols to be falsely worshipped.I see God at the edge of where moral judgements aren’t so clear. For this reason, I sometimes think the Trickster is more helpful in understanding the divine. Many stories of Jesus and other saviors show elements of the Trickster and I think that is a key to understanding the nature of the divine. Scatalogical humor along with reversals are very common in Trickster stories.However, in mainstream Christianity, the Trickster elements have been purged from Jesus and projected onto the Devil or else simply exclusded. The Trickster stories tell us about suffering and ignorance, and so they touch very closely upon our everyday experience. Jesus doesn’t simply pull us up from our misery. Jesus took physical form to meet us on our level. In fact, some stories claim that Jesus went even further down and entered Hell. Many saviors descend to the underworld. If God would descend to Hell, he surely would be present amongst those exluded form polite society. Isn’t that one of the most central teachings of Jesus’ message?

  • Sara says:

    I can imagine the picture of the three apostles, climbing with Jesus on Mt. Tabor, must have been the highest divine and spiritual sight. It must have been such an exciting and deep spiritual situation, to see Jesus – shine with bright rays of light and Moses & Elijah standing next to Jesus. It is clear why this miracle has such a huge significance. There is no doubt Mt. Tabor is definitely a place to visit in the holy land.

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