And after six days Jesus takes Peter, James, and John his brother, and brings them up into an high mountain apart,…
A strange peculiarity has been noticed about Hermon, in "the extreme rapidity of the formation of cloud on the summit. In a few minutes a thick cap forms over the top of the mountain, and as quickly disperses and entirely disappears."
(C. R. Conder.)It almost seems as if this, like the natural position of Hermon itself, was, if not to be connected with, yet, so to speak, to form the background to what was to be enacted. Suddenly a cloud passed over the clear brow of the mountain — not an ordinary, but a " luminous cloud," a cloud uplift, filled with light.
Parallel VersesKJV: And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,