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Mt Tabor In Ethiopia

She sent for Barak son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali and said to him, “The Lord, the God of Israel, commands you: ‘Go, take with you ten thousand men of Naphtali and Zebulun and lead them up to Mount Tabor.

  1. Biblical References:

    • Old Testament: In the Book of Judges, Mount Tabor is the site where Deborah, the prophetess, and Barak, the leader of the Israelite tribes in the 12th century BC, assembled their troops before fighting the army of Jabin, a king of Canaan (Judges 4:6-14).

    • Psalms: It is also mentioned in the Psalms as a symbol of majesty and beauty (Psalms 89:12).

    • Jeremiah and Hosea: Refer to it in their texts, symbolizing God’s might and Israel’s idolatry (Jeremiah 46:18, Hosea 5:1).

  1. New Testament Significance: Christian tradition identifies Mount Tabor as the site of the Transfiguration of Jesus, where Jesus is transfigured and speaks with Moses and Elijah (Matthew 17:1–9, Mark 9:2–8, Luke 9:28–36). This event is celebrated by Christians as a major feast day.

"Debra" in Ethiopia is derived from the Amharic word "ደብረ", which means "mountain." Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia, has its roots in the Semitic language family, sharing similarities with Arabic and Hebrew. As we have shown, Israel is also listed on the map below. Mt. Tabor as well. When does coincidence stop being coincidence?

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