Mizar (mountain)

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Mizar or Misar (Hebrew: מצער) is a small mountain or hill near the more spectacular Mount Hermon. It is mentioned in Psalm 42, along with the peaks of Hermon, as being in the Land of the River Jordan, presumably meaning near its source.

In the Septuagint and Vulgate versions, Mizar is translated as a common noun, "the small mountain" (i.e. ορους μικρου, monte modico) . Haydock in his commentary on Psalm 41(42) associates it with the Temple Mount, which was physically unimpressive despite its spiritual import.