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Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The region north of Israel and west of Syria, with Phoenician territory to the west, along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Consisted of two mountain ranges with a fertile valley in between.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
LEBANON [Heb lĕbānôn (לְבָנֹון)]. The name of this region in the Levant (from the semitic root lbn, “to be white”), which in the historical books of the OT is generally preceded by the definite article, presumably alludes to the whiteness of the country’s mountains when covered with snow (Jer 18:13).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lebanon. Region mentioned only in the OT, although its towns, including Tyre and Sidon, are named in the NT. The name Lebanon generally refers to the double range of mountains that commences near Tyre and runs northeast following the Mediterranean coast. The two Lebanon ranges are parallel to one another,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lebanon lebʹ-non [Heb. leḇānôn, usually with definite article, “(the) very white”; Gk. Libanos]; AV also LIBANUS (Jth. 1:7). A forested mountain range N of Israel, and the land where that range is located. The morphology of the Hebrew, supported by Arab libnân and Akk. labnânu (sufformative -
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
LEBANON Region mentioned only in the OT, although its towns, including Tyre and Sidon, are named in the NT. The name Lebanon generally refers to the double range of mountains that commences near Tyre and runs northeast following the Mediterranean coast. The two Lebanon ranges are parallel to one another,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Lebanon (leb´uh-nuhn), a mountain range parallel to the eastern Mediterranean coast. It has also given its name to the modern Republic of Lebanon, created during the French mandate of Syria between World Wars I and II. In antiquity Lebanon was populated by Canaanites and was the homeland of the Phoenicians.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
LEBANON. Lebanon probably comes from a Semitic word meaning “to the white,” a name suggested either by the gleaming limestone cliffs of the mountains of the region or the snow that covers some of the peaks during much of the year. The modern state of Lebanon approximately encompasses the geographical
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lebanon (Heb. lĕḇānôn)A mountain region north of Israel noted for its cedar forest. The name Lebanon derives from the Semitic root lbn meaning “white,” apparently a reference to the snow-capped mountains typical of the region (cf. Jer. 18:14). Although the limits of the area are imprecise, Lebanon
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lebanon [lĕbˊə nŏn] (Heb. leḇānôn “white mountain”). A mountain range north of Israel and parallel to the Mediterranean Sea, named for its snowcapped peaks (Jer. 18:14). The range extends from the Nahr el-Kebir (the ancient Eleutheropolis river) near the Amanus mountains in the north nearly 160
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
LEBANON A range of mountains along the northern border of Palestine, 270 miles long and 45 miles wide, with peaks rising to a height of 10,000 feet. The tops of the mountains are covered with snow for most of the year (Jer. 18:14)—hence its name, now identified with a modern state, which in Hebrew means
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
LEBANON לבנוןI. Lebanon is the name of a mountain range in Syria (Ar Ǧebel al-Lubnān), which stretches ca. 170 km from the North (Nahr al-Kabı̄r) to the South (Nahr al-Qāsimı̄ya), and rises from the Mediterranean Coast reaching a height (at Qenāt al-Saudā) of 3083 m; breaking off to the East it