Mount Hermon and the Genesis Flood

Unlike Mt. Sinai, the location of Mt. Hermon seems to be undisputed. (Certain things about its ownership are contested by nations, but never mind about that now.) As it is with other mountainous areas, it is difficult to identify that one; Mt. Hermon has three distinct peaks.

It is significant in the Bible for several reasons, such as a border marker and probably the place of Jesus' transfiguration. It has also been sacred to other people for a mighty long time. Perhaps there is something to the idea that it was home to the Nephilim?

Mt. Hermon is getting more attention lately because of interest in end-times prophecy and views of the Nephilim. But it is not the pre-Flood mountain.
Mount Hermon, Library of Congress, 1905
People have long been interested in end-times prophecy, and it seems to be increasing because of the state of the world today. Mt. Hermon is a focal point for some views. This child is mostly convinced about the identity of the Nephilim, but people have differing views from their own reasons. I have no interest in presenting my beliefs here. Instead, there are things to consider when people who erroneously believe that the Book of Enoch should be in the Bible because the epistle of Jude refers to it are saying that present-day Mt. Hermon is the same one.

Why is it a problem to say that these mountains are the same as those before the Flood? People knowledgeable in biblical creation science models can answer that. Like claiming ancient structures like the pyramids predate the Genesis Flood, this mountain range cannot have geologically existed before the Flood.
Mount Hermon is a topic that seems to pop up increasingly these days, especially among Christian prophecy and end-times teachers. Much of this interest has to do with intriguing discussions surrounding Genesis 6:1-4 and the topic of giants and nephilim. This is primarily due to a connection between these Scriptures and the apocryphal Book of Enoch, which contains a more detailed nephilim account and mentions Mount Hermon as a central part of the story.

To finish reading climb on over to "Mount Hermon Was Flood-Formed."