- Mount Carmel is a 13 mile long mountain range, which ends at the Mediterranean Sea at Haifa
- Home of altars to strange gods, particularly, a sanctuary for the worship of Baal (a title meaning “Lord” in Northwest Semitic languages)
- An international highway, sometimes called the Via Maris, runs along the Mt. Carmel range.
- 1 Kings 18:19-40 Elijah had his contest with the prophets of Baal on Mt. Carmel and it is where Elijah killed the prophets of Baal (more specifically, at the Kishon Brook)
- Song of Songs 7:5 Solomon compared the majesty of his bride’s head to the summit of Carmel
- Isaiah 35:2 Isaiah used Mt. Carmel as a symbol of beauty, fruitfulness, majesty, and glory
- Isaiah 33:9; Amos 1:2; Nahum When Carmel is referred to as languishing and withering, it indicates God’s judgment on His land