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Phoenicians
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Phoenicia, Geography and Demographics of
Phoenicia, Geography and Demographics of Explores the place and people of the Phoenician city-states that occupied the coastal regions of the Fertile Crescent.
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
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
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
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
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Phoenicians
PHOENICIANS. The inhabitants of Phoenicia. The name Phoenician is evidently derived from Gk. phoinos, meaning “blood red.” Three possible explanations are available. (1) Phoinos refers to the reddish sunburned skin of Phoenician seamen or, more likely, (2) to the reddish purple dye from the mollusks-murex,
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Phoenicians
PHOENICIANS [foe KNEE shih uns] — inhabitants of Phoenicia, the ancient nation along the Mediterranean Sea north of Palestine. The Phoenicians were known for their trade and commerce and their skill as a seafaring people. There were three major reasons why Phoenicia became a major trading power.First,
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books
Phoenicia, Phoenicians
PHOENICIA, PHOENICIANSThe terms Phoenicia and Phoenicians designate the coastal region north of ancient Israel and the people who inhabited it from the thirteenth century bce to the first century bce. The geographic boundaries of Phoenicia are relatively clear. They extended from Mount *Carmel to the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5