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Phoenicia
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Provides an overview of the city-states that occupied the coastal regions of the Fertile Crescent.The history of Phoenicia is known from its own records and from the records of Egypt, Greece, Assyria, Babylon, and Judea. This article focuses on the historical overlap between the biblical text and the Phoenician city-states from the beginning of the Iron Age to the Hellenistic Age.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Phoenicia, History of
Phoenicia, History of Provides an overview of the city-states that occupied the coastal regions of the Fertile Crescent.The history of Phoenicia is known from its own records and from the records of Egypt, Greece, Assyria, Babylon, and Judea. This article focuses on the historical overlap between the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Phoenicia, Phoenician
Phoenicia, Phoenician. Group of city-states that occupied a strip of the Syrian coastal plain at the foot of the Lebanon Mountains, also spelled Phenice, Phenicia. At their height these states extended from Carmel in the south to Arvad in the north, a distance of less than 200 miles. Nowhere is the Phoenician
Phenice
Phenice. 1. kjv form of Phoenicia, the country on the east Mediterranean coast and north of Palestine, in Acts 11:19 and 15:3.See Phoenicia, Phoenician.2. kjv form of Phoenix, a harbor along Crete’s southern coastline, in Acts 27:12.See Phoenix.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Phoenicia; Phoenicians
Phoenicia; Phoenicians fə-nishʹə, -enz [Gk. Phoinikē, Phoinikēs—‘purple-red’]. A country at the eastern end of the Mediterranean, approximately where modern Lebanon is located, and the people of that country. I. Name II. Region III. Language and People IV. Demography and Economy V. Commerce and
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Phoenicia, Phoenicians
PHOENICIA, PHOENICIANS Group of city-states (and their residents) that occupied a strip of the Syrian coastal plain at the foot of the Lebanon Mountains. “Phoenicia” was also spelled “Phenice” or “Phenicia.” At one time these states extended from Carmel in the south to Arvad in the north, a distance
Phenice
PHENICE*1. kjv form of Phoenicia, the country on the east Mediterranean coast and north of Palestine, in Acts 11:19 and 15:3. See Phoenicia, Phoenicians.2. kjv form of Phoenix, a harbor along Crete’s southern coastline, in Acts 27:12. See Phoenix.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Phoenicia
Phoenicia (fi-nish´uh), the name given to a strip of the coastal Levant during the first millennium bce. It was in that period that the city-states of Tyre, Sidon, Arvad, Byblos, and others engaged in long-distance navigation, maritime commerce, and colonization with Cyprus, North Africa, Sicily, Sardinia,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Phoenicia
Phoenician sacrophagi, Roman and Crusader ruins, Byblos. Photo SportPHOENICIA, PHOENICIANS. Phoenicia apparently comes from a Gr. word which in its singular form is phoinix. It probably means “dark red” or “purple,” and seems to refer to the extensive production and export of reddish-purple dye obtained
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Phoenicians
PHOENICIA, PHOENICIANS. The territory on the E Mediterranean coast covering c. 240 km between the rivers Litani and Arvad (mod. Lebanon-S Latakia) and its inhabitants.Phoenicia (av Phenice) as such is named only in the NT as the place of refuge for Christians fleeing from persecution following the death
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Phoenicia
Phoenicia (Gk. Phoinikē)The name by which the Greeks and Romans called ancient Canaan, the coastal region of southern Syria-Lebanon-Israel. Extending roughly from the city of Arwad (Aradus) in the north to Ascalon in the south, the region was inhabited in antiquity by a Northwest Semitic people calling
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Phoenicia
Phoenicia [fə nĭshˊə] (Gk. Phoinikē).† A region on the Mediterranean coast extending roughly from the Carmel ridge in the south to Arvad in the north, nearly equivalent to the coast of modern Lebanon. Phoenicia was famous in ancient times for its active role in Mediterranean maritime shipping.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Phoenicia; Phoenicians
PHOENICIA; PHOENICIANS The name given by the classical authors to the land extending along the coast of the Lebanon and the northern part of Palestine, and to the peoples living there, extending from Arvad in the north to Acco in the south (cf. Herodotus i, 1; ii, 44; vii, 89). The name Phoenicia was
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Phoenicia
PHOENICIA (Greek, “purple” or “crimson”) The coastal strip directly north of Palestine (modern Lebanon). It encompassed the ancient port cities of Tyre, Sidon, Gebal, and Ugarit. Its name was derived from the dyes that made the inhabitants famous around the ancient world. Phoenicia was also a renowned
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Phœnice
Phœni´ce, Phœnic´ia (land of palm trees), a tract of country, of which Tyre and Sidon were the principal cities, to the north of Palestine, along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea; bounded by that sea on the west, and by the mountain range of Lebanon on the east. The name was not the one by which its
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