Welcome to Mt Tabor
You don’t have to be a Christian pilgrim to enjoy the beauty of Mt Tabor, the biblical site of the Transfiguration of Jesus (Matthew 17:1–9, Mark 9:2–8 and Luke 9:28–36), in which ‘his face became as dazzling as the sun; his clothes as radiant as light’ and he is said to have spoken with the prophets Moses and Elijah. Two compounds crown the mountain, one Catholic (Franciscan), the other Greek Orthodox (closed to the public).
According to the Hebrew Bible, Mt Tabor was where the Israelites, led by the prophetess Deborah, defeated a Canaanite army under the command of Sisera (Judges 4). The mountain was much contested during the Crusader period.