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The site of one of the most important Canaanite and Phoenician city-states on the Lebanese coast, which flourished from the late fourth—third millennium bc until the first millennium bc.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
SIDON (PLACE) [Heb ṣı̂dōn (צִידֹן)]. SIDONIAN. A city of ancient Phoenicia. The Greek geographer Strabo mentions Sidon as one of the most ancient of the Phoenician cities (16.2.22). Situated on the E Mediterranean coast about 25 miles N of Tyre, Sidon (modern Saïda, 33°32´ N; 35°22´ E) was prominent
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Sidon, Sidonian (Place)
Sidon, Sidonian (Place). City on the Phoenician coast, between Beirut and Tyre; frequently called Zidon in the kjv. The present town, Saida, is not regarded as a direct continuation of the ancient city, but a development of post-Crusader times. The names Sidon and Sidonian appear 38 times in the OT and
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Sidon. bîʹ̄dən [Heb. ṣîḏôn; Akk. ṣidunnu; Gk. Sidōn]; AV also ZIDON. A city-state on the Mediterranean coast, 40 km (25 mi) N of Tyre, the modern city of Ṣaidaʾ. The name was explained by the ancients as derived from that of an eponymous hero, founder of the city (Side or Sidon in classical
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Sidon (Place), Sidonian
SIDON (Place), SIDONIAN City on the Phoenician coast, between Beirut and Tyre; frequently called Zidon in the kjv. The present town, Saida, is not regarded as a direct continuation of the ancient city but rather a development of post-Crusader times. The names Sidon and Sidonian appear 38 times in the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Sidon (si´duhn), one of the two leading cities (with Tyre) of ancient Phoenicia. Sidon is located twenty-two miles north of Tyre on the Mediterranean coast of modern Lebanon. It possesses a port with an inner and outer harbor on the north side and another on the south. Substantial archaeological investigation
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
SIDON. An ancient Phoenician city located about 20 miles N of Tyre and a like distance S of Beirut. Backed by the Lebanon Mountains, Sidon faces the Mediterranean and anciently controlled the Plain of Sidon, a strip of coastal plain about 20 miles long and two miles wide.Apparently the oldest of Phoenician
ZIDON. An alternate designation for the Phoenician city of Sidon. Although the KJV uses both Sidon and Zidon, the newer versions tend to standardize by using Sidon, which is the common name employed in secular references. Therefore discussion of the city appears in this work under Sidon (q.v.).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Sidon (Heb. ṣɩ̂ḏôn; Gk. Sidṓn)Phoenician metropolis and famous harbor in southern Lebanon, some 40 km. (25 mi.) S of Beirut. The modern town of Ṣaidā lies over the ancient site, and only its perimeter has been explored by archaeology. Sidon had a complex double port consisting of an off-shore
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Sidon [sīˊdən] (Heb. ṣîḏôn; Gk. Sidōn).† An ancient Phoenician city-state, located at modern Ṣaidā, ca. 36 km. (22 mi.) north of Tyre and an equal distance south of Beirut. The site has not been excavated. Located on a small hill that projects into the Mediterranean Sea, the city
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
SIDON One of the most ancient Phoenician cities situated in the narrow fertile plain between the mountains of Lebanon and the Mediterranean. Lying at the northern end of the plain, it was fortified by a strong wall, and had two harbors defended by a few small islands and a breakwater. Sidon is mentioned
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
SIDON צידןI. The ancient Phoenician city of Sidon, situated 25 miles north of Tyre, plays a considerable role in biblical literature. It came to stand for Phoenicia in general (Schmitz 1992:17). Lewy has argued that the city bears the name of the demon Ṣı̄dānu known from the Myth of Nergal and Ereshkigal