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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a peak, the eastern prolongation of the Anti-Lebanon range,
    reaching to the height of about 9,200 feet above the
    Mediterranean. It marks the north boundary of Palestine (Deut.
    3:8, 4:48; Josh. 11:3, 17; 13:11; 12:1), and is seen from a
    great distance. It is about 40 miles north of the Sea of
    Galilee. It is called "the Hermonites" (Ps. 42:6) because it has
    more than one summit. The Sidonians called it Sirion, and the
    Amorites Shenir (Deut. 3:9; Cant. 4:8). It is also called
    Baal-hermon (Judg. 3:3; 1 Chr. 5:23) and Sion (Deut. 4:48).
    There is every probability that one of its three summits was the
    scene of the transfiguration (q.v.). The "dew of Hermon" is
    referred to (Ps. 89: 12). Its modern name is Jebel-esh-Sheikh,
    "the chief mountain." It is one of the most conspicuous
    mountains in Palestine or Syria. "In whatever part of Palestine
    the Israelite turned his eye northward, Hermon was there,
    terminating the view. From the plain along the coast, from the
    Jordan valley, from the heights of Moab and Gilead, from the
    plateau of Bashan, the pale, blue, snow-capped cone forms the
    one feature in the northern horizon."
      Our Lord and his disciples climbed this "high mountain apart"
    one day, and remained on its summit all night, "weary after
    their long and toilsome ascent." During the night "he was
    transfigured before them; and his face did shine as the sun."
    The next day they descended to Caesarea Philippi.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Hermon, anathema; devoted to destruction