Character Study on Sidonians

Character Study on Sidonians

Deuteronomy 3: (Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion; and the Amorites call it Shenir;)
Joshua 13: From the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah that is beside the Sidonians, unto Aphek, to the borders of the Amorites:
Joshua 13: All the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon unto Misrephothmaim, and all the Sidonians, them will I drive out from before the children of Israel: only divide thou it by lot unto the Israelites for an inheritance, as I have commanded thee.
Judges 3: Namely, five lords of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, and the Sidonians, and the Hivites that dwelt in mount Lebanon, from mount Baalhermon unto the entering in of Hamath.
1 Kings 5: Now therefore command thou that they hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon; and my servants shall be with thy servants: and unto thee will I give hire for thy servants according to all that thou shalt appoint: for thou knowest that there is not among us any that can skill to hew timber like unto the Sidonians.

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Morrish Bible Dictionary - Sidon, Sidonians

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Zidonians, Sidonians
The inhabitants of Zidon and its neighbourhood. At times the term was applied to the Phoenicians generally. They were renowned for cutting timber and as being fishermen and seamen. Deuteronomy 3:9 ; Joshua 13:4,6 ; Judges 3:3 ; Judges 10:12 ; Judges 18:7 ; 1 Kings 5:6 ; 1 Kings 11:1,5,33 ; 1 Kings 16:31 ; 2 Kings 23:13 ; 1 Chronicles 22:4 ; Ezekiel 32:30 . The Zidonians were idolators: Baal and Ashtoreth were their gods. This is mentioned on the sarcophagus of Ashmanezer, apparently one of their kings.

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Zidon, Zidonians - (zi' duhn, zi' doh' nih uhnss) KJV alternate forms of Sidon and Sidonians
Shenir - ) by the Sidonians
Ethbaal - King of the Sidonians, and father of Jezebel, wife of Ahab king of Israel ( 1 Kings 16:31 )
Arkite - (Genesis 10:17 ; 1 Chronicles 1:15 ), a designation of certain descendants from the Phoenicians or Sidonians, the inhabitants of Arka, 12 miles north of Tripoli, opposite the northern extremity of Lebanon
Sion -
Denotes Mount Hermon in Deuteronomy 4:48 ; called Sirion by the Sidonians, and by the Amorites Shenir (Deuteronomy 3:9 )
Sidon - Sidonians is the generic name of the Phoenicians or Canaanites (Joshua 13:6; Judges 18:7); in Judges 18:28 Laish is said to be "far from Sidon," whereas Tyre, 20 miles nearer, would have been specified if it had then been a city of leading importance. ) Sidon and Sidonians are names often subsequently used for Tyre, Tyrians. Thus Ethbaal, king of the Sidonians (1 Kings 16:31), is called by Menander in Josephus (Ant. 5:17; 1 Kings 5:6, "not any can skill to hew timber like unto the Sidonians". Self indulgent ease followed in the train of their wealth, so that "the manner of the Sidonians" was proverbial (Judges 18:7). Sidonian women in Solomon's harem seduced him to worship Ashtoreth "the goddess of the Sidonians" (1 Kings 11:1; 1 Kings 11:4; 2 Kings 23:13). On a coin of the age of Antiochus IV Tyre claims to be "mother of the Sidonians," being at that time the capital city
Astaroth - In 4Kings 28, she is described as the "idol of the Sidonians
Astarte - In 4Kings 28, she is described as the "idol of the Sidonians
Ashtoret - In 4Kings 28, she is described as the "idol of the Sidonians
Ethba'al - ( 1 Kings 16:31 ) Josephus represents him as a king of the Tyrians as well as of the Sidonians
Mount Hermon - This was called by the Sidonians Sirion, and the Amorites calked it Shenir, (Deuteronomy 3:9
Mearah - A town "beside (rather "belonging to") the Sidonians, which Israel failed to take possession of
Zidon - From a Phoenician inscription on its lid, it appears that he was a "king of the Sidonians," probably in the third century B. , and that his mother was a priestess of Ashtoreth, "the goddess of the Sidonians. " In this inscription Baal is mentioned as the chief god of the Sidonians
Anak - Some have thought that the name Phoenician, given to the Canaanites, and particularly to the Sidonians, was originally from Bene- Anak, sons of Anak
Chamberlain - ), whom the Tyrians and Sidonians persuaded to befriend them against the king’s displeasure at Caesarea, and to obtain peace for them ‘because their country was nourished by the king’s country’ (Acts 12:20)
Laish -
A city of the Sidonians, in the extreme north of Palestine (Judges 18:7,14 ); called also Leshem (Joshua 19:47 ) and Dan (Judges 18:7,29 ; Jeremiah 8:16 )
Accho - " Its sands were employed by the Sidonians in making glass
Hermon - It was called by the Sidonians SIRION, Deuteronomy 3:9 ; Psalm 29:6 ; and SHENIRby the Amorites (or perhaps one of the summits was called SHENIRor SENIR
Ashtaroth - An idol called the goddess of the Sidonians, Judges 2:13, much worshipped in Syria and Phœnicia
Cuthah - The Samaritans claimed kindred with the Sidonians, and these again with the Cuthaeans (Josephus, Ant
Hermon - According to Deuteronomy 3:9 , it was called Sirion by the Sidonians and Senir (wh
Canaan - His eldest son, Zidon, was the father of the Sidonians and Phoenicians
Displeased - , "to fight with great animosity" (thumos, "passion," machomai, "to fight"), hence, "to be very angry, to be highly displeased," is said of Herod's "displeasure" with the Tyrians and Sidonians, Acts 12:20
Sidon - The Sidonians are said to have been the first manufacturers of glass; and Homer often speaks of them as excelling in many useful and ingenious arts, giving them the title of Πολυδαιδαλοι . The natural result of these exclusive advantages to the inhabitants of Sidon was, a high degree of wealth and prosperity; and content with the riches which their trade and manufactures brought them, they lived in ease and luxury, trusting the defence of their city and property, like the Tyrians after them, to hired troops; so that to live in ease and security, is said in Scripture to be after the manner of the Sidonians
Hermon - The Sidonians called it Sirion, and the Amorites Shenir (Deuteronomy 3:9 ; Song of Solomon 4:8 )
Sidon - Strabo says that in his time-the beginning of our era-the Sidonians not only ‘cultivate science and study astronomy and arithmetic, to which they are led by the application of numbers and night sailing, each of which concerns the merchant and seaman,’ but there are ‘distinguished philosophers, natives of Sidon, as Bcethus, with whom I studied the philosophy of Aristotle, and Diodotus his brother’ (xvi. When Herod Agrippa was ‘highly displeased with the Tyrians and Sidonians’ (Acts 12:20), they indulged in no useless heroies
Hermon - cataract or else breast-plate, from senar "to clatter" (Deuteronomy 3:8-9; Ezekiel 27:5); among the Sidonians Sirion, the breast-plate, a name given from the rounded snowy top glittering in the sun, from shaarah "to glitter" (Psalms 29:6). The part held by the Sidonians was "Sirion," that by the Amorites Shenir, infested by devouring "lions" and swift though stealthy "leopards," in contrast to "the mountain of myrrh" (Song of Solomon 5:6), the mountain of the Lord's house (Isaiah 2:2), the good land (Isaiah 35:9)
Phenicia - They were a Canaanite branch of the race of Ham, and are frequently called Sidonians, from their principal city of Sidon. None could "skill to hew timber like unto the Sidonians" ( 1 Kings 5:6 )
Baal - BEL, or BELUS, denoting lord, a divinity among several ancient nations; as the Canaanites, Phoenicians, Sidonians, Carthaginians, Babylonians, Chaldeans, and Assyrians. It is probable that Baal, Belus, or Bel, the great god of the Carthaginians, and also of the Sidonians, Babylonians, and Assyrians, who, from the testimony of Scripture, appears to have been delighted with human sacrifices, was the Moloch of the Ammonites; the Chronus of the Greeks, who was the chief object of adoration in Italy, Crete, Cyprus, and Rhodes, and all other countries where divine honours were paid him; and the Saturn of the Latins
Dan - On receiving this report, 600 Danites girded on their weapons of war, and taking with them their wives and their children, marched to the foot of Hermon, and fought against Leshem, and took it from the Sidonians, and dwelt therein, and changed the name of the conquered town to Dan (Joshua 19:47 )
Phoenicia - The OT (like Homer) styles them ‘Sidonians,’ from the name of their principal town (Judges 3:3, Deuteronomy 3:9, etc
Hermon, Mount - The name Hermon was called Sarion (Sirion) by the Sidonians (Phoenicians) (Deuteronomy 3:9 ; Psalm 29:6 ) and Sanir (Senir) by the Amorites (Deuteronomy 3:9 )
Solomon - Beside Pharaoh's daughter, he married wives from among the Moabites, Ammonites, Idumeans, Sidonians, and Hittites. These women perverted his heart in his declining age, so that he worshipped Ashtoreth, goddess of the Sidonians, Moloch, idol of the Ammonites, and Chemosh, god of the Moabites
Sidon (2) - Sidon and the Sidonians are heard of earlier and more influentially than Tyre, which finally distanced its northern rival
Agrippa - The rising sun darted his golden beams thereon, and gave it such a lustre as dazzled the eyes of the spectators; and when the king began his speech to the Tyrians and Sidonians, the parasites around him began to say, it was "the voice of a god and not of man
Philis'Tines - 1200 we find them engaged in successful war with the Sidonians
Phoenice - Under Solomon Phoenice is noted for nautical skill, extensive commerce, mechanical and ornamental art (1 Kings 5:6): "none can skill to hew timber like unto the Sidonians"; "cunning to work in gold, silver, brass, iron, purple, blue, and crimson," and "grave grayings" (2 Chronicles 2:7)
Joshua, the Book of - The only Phoenicians mentioned are the Sidonians, reckoned with the Canaanites as doomed to destruction; but in David's time Tyre takes the lead of Sidon, and is in treaty with David (Joshua 13:4-6; 2 Samuel 5:11)
Nebuchadnezzar the Great - But during this interval, he made war, also, on the Sidonians, Moabites, Ammonites, and Idumeans; and these he treated in nearly the same manner as the Jews
Phoenicia, phNicians - ... For some reason Sidon so excelled the other cities in the eyes of Israelites and Greeks, that in the OT and Homer the Phœnicians are frequently called ‘Sidonians,’ even when, as in the case of Ahab’s marriage, Tyrians are really referred to (cf
Elijah - After a time the brook dried up, and God sent Elijah to Zarephath, a city of the Sidonians
Division of the Earth - Of Canaan's sons, Sidon, the eldest, occupied the north-west corner, and built the town of that name, so early celebrated for her luxury and commerce in Scripture, Judges 18:7 ; 1 Kings 5:6 ; and by Homer, who calls the Sidonians, πολυδαιδαλοι , skilled in many arts
Canaan - His eldest son, Sidon, founded the city of Sidon, and was father of the Sidonians and Phenicians
Samaria, Samaritans - In his account of Maccabaean times Josephus continually accuses them of denying all kinship with the Jews, when they see them in suffering and difficulties, and of claiming to be Sidonians (Ant