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A town on the Phoenician coast founded during the third millennium bc. Located approximately 35 kilometers south of Sidon.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
TYRE (PLACE) [Heb ṣōr (צֹר)]. TYRIAN. One of the most ancient towns on the Phoenician coast. Tyre (M.R. 168297) is situated about 40km S of Sidon, and about 45km N of Acco. In antiquity it was an island ca. 600–750m from the mainland (Curtius Hist. of Alex. 4.2.7), but since the time of Alexander
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Tyre. Ancient Phoenician city-state located on the Mediterranean coast 20 miles south of Sidon and 23 miles north of Acre. Tyre consisted of two major parts, an older port city on the mainland and an island city a half-mile from the coast where the majority of the population lived. According to Herodotus,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyre tīr [Heb. ṣōr, ṣôr; Ugar., Phoen. ṣr; Akk. ṣurri; Gk. tyros]; AV also TYRUS. An important Phoenician city, modern Ṣur, located between Sidon and Acco.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
TYRE Ancient Phoenician city-state located on the Mediterranean coast 20 miles (32.2 kilometers) south of Sidon and 23 miles (37 kilometers) north of Acre. Tyre consisted of two major parts: an older port city on the mainland and an island city a half mile (.8 kilometer) from the coast where the majority
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Tyre (tir), the leading city of Phoenicia during much of the first millennium bce. Tyre is located off the coast of southern Lebanon on a small island that has been connected to the mainland since the construction of a siege ramp to it by Alexander the Great (late fourth century bce). Of its two harbors
island. A number of specific islands are referred to in the Bible.1 Arvad, in northern Phoenicia, an island-city located two miles offshore (Ezek. 27:8, 11).2 Cauda, a small island south of Crete where, according to Acts, Paul took refuge during a storm (27:13–17).3 Chios, an island off the northern
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
TYRE. An ancient Phoenician city-state on the Mediterranean between Acre and Sidon. In control of only the plain of Tyre (c. 15 miles long and two miles wide) in the early days, the city eventually established leadership over all the cities of the Phoenician coast, but did not unify them into a national
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
TYRE, TYRUS. The principal seaport on the Phoenician coast, about 40 km S of Sidon and 45 N of Akko, Tyre (mod. Ṣûr; Heb. ṣôr; Assyr. Ṣur(r)u; Egyp. Ḏaru; Gk. Tyros) comprised two harbours. One lay on an island, the other ‘Old’ port on the mainland may be the Uššu of Assyrian inscriptions. The
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
TyrePhoenician port and kingdom located on an island originally situated some 700 m. (1300 ft.) offshore and ca. 35 km. (22 mi.) S of Sidon. The modern town of aṣ-Ṣûr covers the ancient city and little is known about the city from archaeology. The ancient city had two havens: the northern harbor
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Tyre [tīr] (Heb. ṣōr, ṣôr; Gk. Tyros).† A major Phoenician city, in ancient times located on an island off the Mediterranean coast, ca. 40 km. (25 mi.) south of Sidon and 45 km. (28 mi.) north of Akko; modern Ṣûr, now situated on a peninsula. Tyre’s appearance as an independent
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
TYRE; TYRIANS An important Canaanite city in Phoenicia, its name meaning ‘rock’; called Zara or Zaru by the Assyrians and Tyros by the Greeks. The modern Arab town of the same name was built over the ancient site. The oldest part of Tyre was built on the narrow coastal strip and it is this area that
Catholic Bible Dictionary
TYRE One of the principal seaport cities on the Phoenician coast. Tyre was located south of Sidon and north of Acco. Part of the city was on an offshore island, and the other part was on the mainland. It has been inhabited since the third millennium b.c. and was one of the greatest cities and seaports