High mountain, perhaps Mount Hermon



The vista of snow capped Mount Hermon in the distance is a delight to the eyes and heart. With its fields of green grass, ponds of water, and its hills in a profusion of red, pink, white, and yellow wild flowers, Mount Hermon is a sight you will never forget. This lofty mountain, stretching for a distance of 30 miles, has several peaks; from a distance, it can almost look like a mountain range rather than a single mountain. The highest of the three peaks is on the southwest, the one most visible as you come from the Sea of Galilee. It rises to a height of 9,000 feet.

Lofty Mount Hermon, towering nearly ten thousand feet above sea level, is beautiful with its year-round snowcapped peaks. Without Mount Hermon, however, all Israel would be a desert wasteland. Essentially all the water in the country comes from this mountain: moisture blowing in from the Mediterranean Sea forms clouds around this towering peak, causing rain and snow to fall upon northern Israel. The resulting precipitation, as well as runoff from the mountain itself, is the sole source of water for the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan River.



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