Rising to 588 meters above sea level, Mt. Tabor stands alone in the plain of Esdraelon, in lower Galilee, a few miles from Nazareth.
Considered a sacred mountain since ancient times, Tabor was a place of Canaanite worship before entering fully into the history of the chosen people, through the most ancient stories of the Bible: it was a boundary marker for the Israelite tribes in the north, and famous for the victories of Deborah and Barak against Sisera, narrated in the book of Judges.
Important though they are for the history of salvation, these events all but disappear when compared with the extraordinary episode narrated in the Gospels.