The Mountain of the LORD (Isaiah 2)

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Isaiah 2:1-5

1 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 2 It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it, 3 and many peoples shall come, and say: "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths." For out of Zion shall go the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 4 He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. 5 O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD.

Mount Ararat

1 But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided. 2 The fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, the rain from the heavens was restrained, 3 and the waters receded from the earth continually. At the end of 150 days the waters had abated, 4 and in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. 5 And the waters continued to abate until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen. (Genesis 8:1-5)

  • First mountain mentioned in the Bible
  • Tallest mountain mentioned in the Bible
  • Judgment - Flood (Genesis 7)
  • Mercy - Never another worldwide flood (Genesis 8:20-22)

Temple Mount

  • Most famous mountain in Israel
  • Abraham offered Isaac (Genesis 22)
  • Temple Curtain Torn in two (Matthew 27:45-53)
  • Ruins of Herod's Temple stand there now with the Dome of the Rock

Mount Carmel

  • 1 Kings 18:16-46

Mount Tabor

  • Five miles northwest of Nazareth
  • Traditional site of the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-9)

Mount of Olives

  • Sabbath's day journey from Jerusalem (Acts 1:12)
  • Triumphal Entry (Matthew 21:1-9)
  • Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-46)
  • Dome of the Ascension now stands at the top

Mount Calvary

  • Jesus' Crucifixion (Matthew 27:32-44)

Mount Zion

  • Mountain that will exist after all other mountains perish (Revelation 21:1-4)