Mount Hor in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. The mountain on which Aaron died. Nu 20:25,27 It
was "on the boundary line," Nu 20:23 or "at the edge," ch.
Nu 33:37 of the land of Edom. It was the halting-place of
the people next after Kadesh, ch. Nu 20:22; 33:37 and they
quitted it for Zalmonah, ch. Nu 33:41 in the road to the Red
Sea. ch. Nu 21:4 It was during the encampment at Kadesh that
Aaron was gathered to his fathers. Mount Hor is situated on
the eastern side of the great valley of the Arabah, the
highest and most conspicuous of the whole range of the
sandstone mountains of Edom, having close beneath it on its:
eastern side the mysterious; city of Petra. It is now the
Jebel Nebi-Harim "the mountain of the prophet Aaron." Its
height is 4800 feet above the Mediterranean; that is to say,
about 1700 feet above the town of Petra, 4800 above the
level of the Arabah, and more than 6000 above the Dead Sea.
The mountain is marked far and near by its double top, which
rises like a huge castellated building from a lower base,
and is surmounted by a circular dome of the tomb of Aaron, a
distinct white spot on the dark red surface of the mountain.
The chief interest of Mount Hor consists in the prospect
from its summit, the last view of Aaron --that view which
was to him what Pisgah was to his brother.
2. A mountain, entirely distinct from the preceding,
named in Nu 34:7,8 only, as one of the marks of the northern
boundary of the land which the children of Israel were about
to conquer. This Mount Hor is the great chain of Lebanon