Batman vppon Bartholome his booke De proprietatibus rerum, newly corrected, enlarged and amended: with such additions as are requisite, vnto euery seuerall booke: taken foorth of the most approued authors, the like heretofore not translated in English. Profitable for all estates, as well for the benefite of the mind as the bodie. 1582.
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th cent., Trevisa, John, d. 1402., Batman, Stephen, d. 1584.

¶Of the hill Hermon. chap. 7.

HErmon is a lyttle hill, and standeth vpon Iordane. Thereon is plentye of hearbs and of grasse, of léese, & of good pasture: for the foote thereof is scatered and moysted with the riuer of Iordane, and in the top with plentie of deaw that commeth from heauen. And it is embe∣lished with running & influence of wa∣ter, therefore on that hill were ye beasts fed that should be offered in sacrifice in the temple, and for the beasts that were fed and fatted with plentie of deawe of hearbes and of grasse of that hill wer of∣fered in mount Syon, that was in the Temple: Therefore as the Hebrewes did, the Prophet sayde that deawe of Hermon commeth downe to the mount in Syon, and might not be as the letter sayth: For Mount Syon is more high than Mount Hermon, and they be also farre a sunder. For this cause it is said, that the deawe of mount Hermon came downe to Mount Sion,* for grasse & fat∣nesse of beasts that wer sedde in mount Hermon, were offered in Sacrifice in Ierusalem, to increasing of the fire of the Altar: And therefore Hermon is to vnderstande lyght areared, as the Glose sayeth super Psalmum. For why lyght increased on the Altar, when fire of Sacrifice was fedde with such foode.