The Majestic Mount Arbel

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Mount Arbel is a mountain located at the lower Galilee region near Tiberias in Israel. The top of Mount Arbel provides a spectacular view of the Sea of Galilee and the area in which Jesus ministered. This mountain has extended views even as far as Mount Hermon in the north. It is a magnificent photo opportunity and a wonderful place to see the sun set. Some believe that the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 took place on the slope of Mount Arbel (Mark 6:32-44). Do check out my post: Israel Travel Itinerary for more tips and inspirations.

Mount Arbel Israel Travel Guide

Day 3 kicked off with a hike to Mount Arbel. The views on our way up are astounding. Everywhere we turn to is just WOW! Israel is captivating. It's unlike any other place I've been too.

Mount Arbel Israel Travel Guide
Mount Arbel Israel Travel Guide

Views. Views. Views...

Mount Arbel Israel Travel Guide
Mount Arbel Israel Travel Guide

It's very steep. Some started to have jelly legs. Hehehe!

Mount Arbel Israel Travel Guide
Mount Arbel Israel Travel Guide

MOUNT HERMON

From Mount Arbel you can get a good view of Mount Hermon. Although tradition connects Jesus' Transfiguration with Mount Tabor, it is more likely that the Transfiguration occured on Mount Hermon.

Mount Arbel Israel Travel Guide

Mount Hermon (1,968m) is Israel's highest mountain and the Hebrew "Hermon" can be translated as "the mountain set apart". This was where God declared from heaven to Peter, James and John, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!" (Matthew 17:1-8; Mark 9:2-8; Luke 9:29-36).

Yes, that snow-capped mountain you saw from afar in the photo above is Mount Hermon.

TIME TO GO!

Hopping around! The climb to Mount Arbel is the most memorable hike I've ever had in my entire life.

Mount Arbel Israel Travel Guide

It's not really an arduous climb to the mountain. Everyone from all ages  can go. Be prepared if you visit this national park during the winter season because it can get very cold. It's worth the climb.

Mount Arbel Israel Travel Guide

I'm glad we embark on this journey. Now off to the North. To the famous Golan Heights we go!



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