Carmel by the sea

Carmel by the sea

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This article is closely related to Haftarah 21 KI-TISA so, if you wish and want to be more involved with the reading, you can listen to the audio of the Haftarah by clicking here.

Certain questions arise when listening to the story in the audio, such as: Where did they get water for the sacrifice when there was such a great drought, where did they hide the prophets of YHVH, why go to Mount Carmel, what importance did and does this Mount have? I invite you to read this article and to know the place of the events so that you can draw your conclusions and clear your doubts.

A Syrian philosopher of the 4th century B.C., named Jamblichus, wrote that Mount Carmel was «the holiest of all mountains». The caves located on Mount Carmel were declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2012.

Mount Carmel is never mentioned in the New Testament; but it is frequently spoken of in the Old Testament. Its conquest dates back to the time of Joshua, and its territory is presented as forming the southern boundary of the tribe of Asher . Its verdure, produced chiefly by the vicinity of the Mediterranean Sea and by the abundant dew, was regarded as singularly beautiful; hence the poetical comparison «thy head is as Carmel,» found in the Song of Solomon , and the unmistakable reference to the «beauty of Carmel» in Isaiah . As Nebuchadnezzar towered proudly above the kings of the earth, so Carmel was prominent above the sea .

devotion to our lady of mount carmel

garden of trees. A mountain range in northwestern Israel, 21 km long, 5 to 13 km wide. It stretches northwest from Esdrelon to the Bay of Acre on the Mediterranean Sea and the city and port of Haifa. The maximum height of the mountain range reaches 549 m above sea level. The territory of the tribe of Asher reached as far as C. on the west, Jos 19:26. On Mount C. Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal, who were maintained by Jezebel, wife of Ahab, king of Israel 874-853 B.C., and slew them all at the brook Kishon, 1 Kgs 18:20-39; 1 Chr 18:16-40.

2. A very ancient town of Judah, about 12 km. almost directly south of Hebron. It is best known as the residence of the rude Nabal, who refused kindness to David (1Sa 25:2-40) and whose life was saved by the tact of his beautiful wife Abigail. When Nabal died, Abigail became David’s wife.

The Carmel mountain range, certainly not very high (the highest peak is 552 m) but notable for its position between the Mediterranean Sea and the plain of Yizreel (with a length of about 20 km), is a very ancient place of settlement and worship. Already in the Stone Age (before 4500 BC) the valleys of the mountain range were inhabited.

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A Syrian philosopher of the 3rd-4th centuries AD named Jamblichus wrote that Mount Carmel was «the holiest of all mountains». The caves located on Mount Carmel (Nahal Me’arot Caves) were declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 2012 .[1] The Altar had been totally destroyed by the destruction of the Altar.

The Altar had been totally destroyed, so Elijah gathered 12 stones (one for each Tribe of Israel) with which he repaired it. It was an altar that had been built since the time of the Judges and called «Altar of Karmel.» According to historians, Vespasian consulted on it (Notes from the Messianic Israelite Kadosh Translation, by Diego de Ascunce [2003]).

During the Great War, Mount Carmel took an important strategic role. The battle of Megiddo, which took place in its vicinity, was the turning point that tilted the loyalist to the British side.

Mount Carmel is widely known as a sacred mountain, originally for the Jewish, Christian and Baha’i religions, the ancient Essenes and a place that has influenced the naming of other places, religious movements and literature throughout the world.

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A Syrian philosopher of the 3rd-4th centuries AD named Jamblichus wrote that Mount Carmel was «the holiest of all mountains». The caves located on Mount Carmel (Nahal Me’arot Caves) were declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 2012 .[1] The Altar had been totally destroyed by the destruction of the Altar.

The Altar had been totally destroyed, so Elijah gathered 12 stones (one for each Tribe of Israel) with which he repaired it. It was an altar that had been built since the time of the Judges and called «Altar of Karmel.» According to historians, Vespasian consulted on it (Notes from the Messianic Israelite Kadosh Translation, by Diego de Ascunce [2003]).

During the Great War, Mount Carmel took an important strategic role. The battle of Megiddo, which took place in its vicinity, was the turning point that tilted the loyalist to the British side.

Mount Carmel is widely known as a sacred mountain, originally for the Jewish, Christian and Baha’i religions, the ancient Essenes and a place that has influenced the naming of other places, religious movements and literature throughout the world.

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