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Title: 70 – Mount Hermon
Authors: Thomas Mason Optician
Thomas Mason Optician
South Dublin Libraries Local Studies
Keywords: Clondalkin Branch Library
lantern slide
Holy Land
Issue Date: 1910
Publisher: Thomas Mason Optician, 5-6 Dame St Dublin.
Description: Slide 70: one of a collection of lantern slides shown at Clondalkin branch library c 1910. Description given in booklet: Soon after Ruklek, the snowy summit of Hermon comes into full view. Its peak may be seen from as far away as the Dead Sea, but we now get an uninterrupted view. The Arab name of this hill is “Jabel-esh-Sheik” – the chief mountain – a name it well deserves with its 10,000 feet of height. Beyond this range lies the famous Lebanon range, the valley between the two being called Cœle Syria or “Hollow Syria.” Hermon is now supposed to be the scene of our Lord’s transfiguration – “And after six days, Jesus taketh Peter, James and John his brothers, and bringeth them up unto a high mountain apart and was transfigured before them; and His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was white as the light.” Mount Tabor, from the description ‘a high mountain apart,’ was popularly credited with the scene of the event, but from its position this could not very well be. From the summit of Mount Hermon on a clear day one may see literally “from Dan to Beersheba.”
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10599/11792
Latitude: 33.416162
Longitude: 35.857026
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Appears in Collections:The Holy Land: a reading; a description of a series of lantern slides

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