Tabor / Tábor - South Bohemia (Czech Republic)
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N 49° 24.846 E 014° 39.515
33U E 475235 N 5473547
Quick Description: Tabor (Tábor in Czech), historic town in South Bohemia region of the Czech Republic, bears the name of Biblic mountain Tabor.
Location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 9/15/2013 9:59:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ33X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

Tabor (Tábor in Czech), historic town in South Bohemia region of the Czech Republic, bears the name of Biblic mountain Tabor. The coordinates assign a natural centre of the town - Zizka square (Zizkovo námestí).

Tábor is named after Mount Tabor, which is believed by many to be the place of the Transfiguration of Christ, however, the name became popular and nowadays translates to "camp" or "encampment" in the Czech language. The town was founded in the spring of 1420 by Petr Hromádka of Jistebnice and Jan Bydlínský of Bydlín from the most radical wing of the Hussites, who soon became known as the Taborites. The town is iconic for the years in which it flourished as an egalitarian peasant commune. This spirit is celebrated in Smetana's "Song of Freedom", made famous in the English-speaking world by Paul Robeson's recording in Czech and English.

Mount Tabor is located in Lower Galilee, Israel, at the eastern end of the Jezreel Valley, 11 miles (18 km) west of the Sea of Galilee. It was the site of the Mount Tabor battle between Barak under the leadership of the Israelite judge Deborah, and the army of Jabin commanded by Sisera, in the mid 14th century BCE. It is believed by many Christians to be the site of the Transfiguration of Jesus.[1] It is also known as Har Tavor, Itabyrium, Jebel et-Tur, and the Mount of Transfiguration. [wiki]

Bible verse: Joshua 19:12, 19:22, 19:34; Judges 4:6, 4:12, 4:14 etc.

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