The Bible Cyclopedia; Containing the Biography, Geography and Natural History of the Holy Scriptures Volume 2

The Bible Cyclopedia; Containing the Biography, Geography and Natural History of the Holy Scriptures Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...those tribes or nations lost part of their possessions by the conquest of Joshua, who put the Israelites in possession of the middle part of their coast from Jamilia to Mount Carmel. But when the Israelites, or rather the Ten Tribes, were carried into captivity, the portion of the country occupied by those tribes reverted to its former masters, who reuntted it to their ancient dominions. From this time the Phoenicians and Philistines were so mingled that they were considered the same people. The whole coast was known by the name of Phoenicia, originally called Phenice, from its abounding in date trees in a country not very remarkable for its fertility. Strabo makes Phoenicia commence towards the north at the town of Orthosia, to the south-west of Aradus, but Ptolemy extends it a little farther to the north, and removes it to the river Eleutherus, which falls into the sea a small distance north-east of Aradus. It oc cupies the coast of the southern part of Syria, and extends from about the 35th degree of north latitude to the 32 50'; its breadth from the coast is very inconsiderable. It may be said to be bounded by Syria on the north and east, by Judea on the south, and by the Mediterranean on the west. On the coast of Phenice were Tiipolis, Byblus, Berytus, Sidon, Sarepta, Tyre, and other towns, but Sidon may be properly called the Phoenician capital. The province was considerably extended in the times of Christianity, when it included Damascus and Palmyra. St Matthew, who wrote his Gospel either in Hebrew or Syriac, mentions the Syro-Phoenician woman, as she is called by St Mark, as a Canaanite, but St Mark's designation of Syro-Phoenician, or a Phoenician of Syria, is appropriate, because Phenice was then a province and a part of Syria, and more

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  • English
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