This coast is described by Moses, Numbers 34:7: |From the Great Sea to mount Hor: from mount Hor to the entrance of Hamath,| &c.
Mount Hor, in the Jewish writers, is Amanah; mention of which occurs, Canticles 4:8, where R. Solomon thus: |Amanah is a mount in the northern coast of the land of Israel, which in the Talmudical language is called, The mountainous plain of Amanon; the same with mount Hor.|
In the Jerusalem Targum, for mount 'Hor' is the mount Manus: but the Targum of Jonathan renders it The mountain Umanis.
|What (say the Jerusalem writers) is of the land of Israel, and what without the land? Whatsoever comes down from mount Amanah inwards is of the land of Israel; whatsoever is without the mountainous place of Amanah is without the land.|
And a little after; |R. Justa Bar Shunem said, When the Israelites that return| (from their dispersion), |shall have arrived at the mountainous places of Amanah, they shall sing a song; which is proved from that which is said (Canticles 4:8), He renders it, Thou shalt sing from the head of Amanah.|
There was also a river of the same name with the mountain, of which the Targum in that place; |They that live by the river Amanah, and they that live on the top of the mountain of snow, shall offer thee a present.| And the Aruch, which we have noted before, writes thus; |Kirmion is a river in the way to Damascus, and is the same with Amanah.|
|The mountain of snow,| among the paraphrasts and Talmudists, is the same with Hermon. The Samaritan interpreter upon Deuteronomy 4:48, |To the mountain of snow which is Hermon.| And the Jerusalem writers say, |They built for the daughters of the Midianites little booths of hurdles from Beth-Jeshimon unto the mountain of snow, and placed there women selling cakes.|
The Jerusalem Targum upon Numbers 35 writes thus; |The mountain of snow at Caesarea| (Philippi). See also Jonathan there.