Easton's Bible Dictionary
Palestine is a hilly country (Deuteronomy 3:25; 11:11; Ezek. 34:13). West of Jordan the mountains stretch from Lebanon far down into Galilee, terminating in Carmel. The isolated peak of Tabor rises from the elevated plain of Esdraelon, which, in the south, is shut in by hills spreading over the greater part of Samaria. The mountains of Western and Middle Palestine do not extend to the sea, but gently slope into plains, and toward the Jordan fall down into the Ghor.
East of the Jordan the Anti-Lebanon, stretching south, terminates in the hilly district called Jebel Heish, which reaches down to the Sea of Gennesareth. South of the river Hieromax there is again a succession of hills, which are traversed by wadies running toward the Jordan. These gradually descend to a level at the river Arnon, which was the boundary of the ancient trans-Jordanic territory toward the south.
The composition of the Palestinian hills is limestone, with occasional strata of chalk, and hence the numerous caves, some of large extent, found there.
Mount of beatitudes
Mount of corruption
(2 Kings 23:13; Vulg., "mount of offence"), the name given to a part of the Mount of Olives, so called because idol temples were there erected in the time of Solomon, temples to the Zidonian Ashtoreth and to the "abominations" of Moab and Ammon.
Mount of the Amalekites
A place near Pirathon (q.v.), in the tribe of Ephraim (Judges 12:15).
Mount of the Amorites
The range of hills which rises abruptly in the wilderness of et-Tih ("the wandering"), mentioned Deuteronomy 1:19, 20, "that great and terrible wilderness."
Mount of the congregation
Only in Isaiah 14:13, a mythic mountain of the Babylonians, regarded by them as the seat of the gods. It was situated in the far north, and in Babylonian inscriptions is described as a mountain called Im-Kharasak, "the mighty mountain of Bel, whose head reaches heaven, whose root is the holy deep." In their geography they are said to have identified it with mount El-wend, near Ecbatana.
Mount of the valley
(Joshua 13:19), a district in the east of Jordan, in the territory of Reuben. The "valley" here was probably the Ghor or valley of the Jordan, and hence the "mount" would be the hilly region in the north end of the Dead Sea. (see ZARETH-SHAHAR.)
Noah Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language
1. (n.) A mass of earth, or earth and rock, rising considerably above the common surface of the surrounding land; a mountain; a high hill; -- used always instead of mountain, when put before a proper name; as, Mount Washington; otherwise, chiefly in poetry.
2. (n.) A bulwark for offense or defense; a mound.
3. (n.) A bank; a fund.
4. (n.) To rise on high; to go up; to be upraised or uplifted; to tower aloft; to ascend; -- often with up.
5. (n.) To get up on anything, as a platform or scaffold; especially, to seat one's self on a horse for riding.
6. (n.) To attain in value; to amount.
7. (v. t.) To get upon; to ascend; to climb.
8. (v. t.) To place one's self on, as a horse or other animal, or anything that one sits upon; to bestride.
9. (v. t.) To cause to mount; to put on horseback; to furnish with animals for riding; to furnish with horses.
10. (v. t.) Hence: To put upon anything that sustains and fits for use, as a gun on a carriage, a map or picture on cloth or paper; to prepare for being worn or otherwise used, as a diamond by setting, or a sword blade by adding the hilt, scabbard, etc.
11. (v. t.) To raise aloft; to lift on high.
12. (v.) That upon which a person or thing is mounted
13. (n.) A horse.
14. (n.) The cardboard or cloth on which a drawing, photograph, or the like is mounted; a mounting.