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in the Bible. 1 Mt. TaborTabor, Mount,
1,929 ft (588 m) high, N Israel, in Galilee. Ruins of an ancient stronghold crown its summit. Mt. Tabor is surrounded by growing Israeli towns and settlements.
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. 2 Levitical city. 3 Oak (AV mistranslates "plain"), near Bethel, on SaulSaul,
first king of the ancient Hebrews. He was a Benjamite and anointed king by Samuel. Saul's territory was probably limited to the hill country of Judah and the region to the north, and his proximity to the Philistines brought him into constant conflict with them.
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's way home after his anointing.


(tä`bôr), city (1991 pop. 36,342), S central Czech Republic, in Bohemia. The city's economy relies on agricultural trade, tobacco, textiles, and the mining of kaolin. The city was founded in 1420 by John ZizkaZizka, John
, Czech Jan Žižka , d. 1424, Bohemian military leader and head of the Hussite forces during the anti-Hussite crusades of Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund.
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 on a hill near the castle where John HussHuss, John
, Czech Jan Hus , 1369?–1415, Czech religious reformer. Early Life

Of peasant origin, he was born in Husinec, Bohemia (from which his name is derived). He studied theology at the Univ. of Prague, was ordained a priest c.
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 had retired in 1412. Named after Mt. Tabor in Palestine, it became the stronghold of the Taborites, the extreme wing of the HussitesHussites
, followers of John Huss. After the burning of Huss (1415) and Jerome of Prague (1416), the Hussites continued as a powerful group in Bohemia and Moravia. They drew up (1420) the Four Articles of Prague, demanding freedom of preaching, communion in both kinds (i.e.
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. Tábor retains the round tower of a 13th-century castle, many old houses, and a 16th-century town hall with a large collection of Hussite relics.
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a military term in Czech, Polish, Rumanian, and Hungarian for a camp, stan, or train; in Russian, the term formerly designated a fortified camp sheltered on all sides by transport vehicles (seeWAGENBURG).



a city in Czechoslovakia, in the Czech Socialist Republic, South Bohemia Region; situated on the Lužnice River, south of Prague. Population, 27,700 (1974).

Tábor is an important transportation junction. Industry is concentrated mainly in neighboring cities: there are electrotechnical and machine-tool construction plants in Sezimovo Ústí, and synthetic fiber is produced in Planá. Enterprises of the textile, tobacco, and beer-brewing industries are located in Tábor.

Tábor was founded by rebellious peasants and plebeians in 1420, during the Hussite revolutionary movement, on the site of the ancient settlement of Hradiště and later became a fortified Taborite political and military center. By the 1430’s, it had become a large trade and artisan center, and in 1436 it acquired the status of a royal city. In the 1440’s it waged a struggle with the great feudal lords, and in 1452 it was seized by George of Podĕbrady.

The old city of Tábor is situated on the steep right bank of the Lužnice. On Jan Žižka Square are the late Gothic town hall (after 1560; now the Hussite Museum), the municipal church (1512), and the houses from the 15th to the 17th centuries. Remains of fortifications from the 15th to 17th centuries and numerous underground chambers carved out of the rock and used by the residents as shelters during the Hussite revolution have been preserved. Tábor has monuments to J. Hus and J. Žižka.

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, tabour
Music a small drum used esp in the Middle Ages, struck with one hand while the other held a three-holed pipe


Mount. a mountain in N Israel, near Nazareth: traditionally regarded as the mountain where the Transfiguration took place. Height: 588 m (1929 ft.)
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In tough economic times, TABOR's limits prove even more insidious because they prevent the state from meeting the increased demand for such services as job training, higher education, and medical assistance.
Revenues dropped in the recession of the early 2000s, and because of TABOR, the state couldn't restore those revenues when the economy improved.
Even in good economic times, TABOR tends to keep state spending each year 1 percent to 2 percent below the level needed to maintain services.
Colorado's five-year suspension of the TABOR formula and refunds took an $11.3 million campaign, in this case largely paid for by the state business community that found TABOR was endangering economic development.
Norquist, whose Americans for Tax Reform helps bankroll and guide state ballot questions, said, "I think the Maine TABOR will sort of be a spark to other states....
But in 1893, a silver-market crash wiped out Tabor's fortune and devastated Leadville.
Horace Tabor purchased the Matchless in 1879 for $110,000, a wise investment, for the mine eventually produced $7 million in silver.
From Baby Doe's Cabin I drive back to Harrison Avenue and the Tabor Opera House, where I meet owner Evelyn Furman.
"This opera house was Horace Tabor's greatest gift to Leadville.
Thanking Evelyn for her tour, I walk onto Harrison Avenue and pass Horace Tabor's elaborately gabled, three-story Tabor Grand Hotel.