Mt. Hermon above the high volcanic
plateau of the Golan Heights. The soil in most of the area is very
rocky but supports some cows who grazed on the grass most plentiful in the
winter and spring, not as easy to find in the late summer.
In ancient times one had to go around Mt. Hermon to get to Damascus. The border is currently closed. Many have stated this was probably the mountain where Jesus was transfigured due to its great height and proximity to Caesarea Philippi where Jesus was traveling close to the place where the transfiguration appeared in the text of the Gospel (Matthew and Mark).
From the top of the peak one was able to see the