Mount Hermon and Mizar


Psalm 42:6
O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember Thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar. [Dake A.R.B.]

Hermon: A large sacred mountain forming the S. portion of the Anti-Lebanon range, about 9,166 ft. high, the summit of which consists of 3 peaks which are rarely free from snow.

The cool heights condense the moisture of the atmosphere so rapidly that mists fall frequently and cover the mountain.

Dew is so thick at night as to be like rain [Ps. 42:6; 133:3].

The upper part is bare, but the slopes are covered with vegetation.

In ancient times ship-builders got fir from the mountain [Ezek. 27:5].
It was a haunt for wild beasts [Cant. 4: 8].

Mizar: This is a small hill between the Hermons and the Jordan.

It means little hill and is probably the northern part of the Anti-Lebanon range called Sion [Dt. 4:48], Sirion and Senir [Dt. 3:9] and is distinguished from Hermon [1 Chron. 5:23; Cant. 4:8].

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