Qurnat as Sawda'
|Qurnat as Sawdā’|
Qurnat As Sawda seen from the south in June 1985
|Elevation||3,088 m (10,131 ft)|
|Prominence||2,393 m (7,851 ft)|
|Listing||Country high point
|Parent range||Mount Lebanon|
References in Medieval Religious Literature
In Jacobus de Voragine's Legenda aurea, the summit of Mount Lebanon (Qurnat as Sawda') is the site on which Noah, after having survived the flood, replanted a sacred tree. Voragine states that the tree's seeds were given to Seth by an angel in the Garden of Eden and placed in Adam's mouth upon his passing such that his blood could feed its growth.
'Qurnat as Sawda' means in Arabic 'the black peak' due to its permanent snowless peak. Facing permanent wind, snow is unable to fix on the peak, creating a black spot surrounded by snow.
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