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Berytus
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
An ancient Phoenician city located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. This is modern Beirut, Lebanon; it may be the Berothai (2 Sam 8:8) or Berothah (Ezek 47:16) of the Old Testament. Josephus mentions Berytus as the town where Herod the Great brought a case against two of his sons before the Roman court (Antiquities, 16.361–72).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Berytus
Berytus (Βηρυτός, Bērytos). An ancient Phoenician city located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. This is modern Beirut, Lebanon; it may be the Berothai (2 Sam 8:8) or Berothah (Ezek 47:16) of the Old Testament. Josephus mentions Berytus as the town where Herod the Great brought a case against two
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Berytus
Berytus bə-ritʹəs. The ancient name of the city of Beirut, Lebanon. There seems to be no reference to the city in the Bible. Some have thought that Berothai (2 S. 8:8) and Berothah (Ezk. 47:16) were references to Beirut, but the other names associated with these places make such an identification improbable.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BERYTUS
BERYTUS<ber’-i-tus>, <be-ri’-tus> ([Βηρυτός, Berutos]; Arabic: modern Beirut, Beyrout, Beyrouth): An ancient Phoenician city situated on the North side of a promontory jutting out from the base of Lebanon to the West into the Mediterranean and forming a bay on the North connected with the fable of
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Beirut
BeirutBeirut, LebanonEncyclopædia Britannica, Inc.The capital and largest city of Lebanon, Beirut was devastated during the country’s civil war from 1975 to 1991. Once one of the most attractive cities in the Middle East, Beirut was reduced to rubble. A massive reconstruction effort began
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Berytus
Berytus (Βηρυτός). Known in modern times as Beirut (Lebanon), Berytus was in antiquity one of the great ports of Phoenicia, rivaling Byblos (see Gebal) to the N and Tyre and Sidon to the S. Berytus finds no mention in the OT (it is not to be identified with Berothah or Berothai), but it is cited in
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Beirut
Beirut(Gk. Berytos, Lat. Berytus, Arab. Bayrūt). Emporium, famous in late antiquity and early Byzantium for its role in the textile industry and for its law school. Location: coastal → Lebanon, in late antique Phoenicia Maritima (or Paralia), between → Antioch to the north and → Tyre to the south (see
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Berytus
BERYTUS, berʹi-tus, bē̇-riʹtus (Βηρυτός, Bērutós; Arab. بيروت‎; mod. Beirût, Beyrout, Beyrouth): An ancient Phoen city situated on the N. side of a promontory jutting out from the base of Lebanon to the W. into the Mediterranean and forming a bay on the N. connected with the fable of St. George and