Lebanon (Leb´uh-nuhn)

The name of a mountain range parallel to the eastern Mediterranean coast (not to be confused with the modern Republic of Lebanon). In antiquity Lebanon was populated by Canaanites and was the homeland of the Phoenicians. The Lebanon mountains were famous for their beautiful white peaks (Jer 18:14) and cedar forests (1Kgs 4:33; 2Kgs 14:9; Ps 92:12; Ps 104:16). King Solomon used cedars of Lebanon in the construction of the Temple in Jerusalem (1Kgs 5:6-10; 1Kgs 6:15-20) and in his palace (1Kgs 7:2-3).

Jer 18:14

14Does the snow of Lebanon leave
the crags of Sirion?
Do the mountain waters run dry,
the cold flowing streams?

1Kgs 4:33

33He would speak of trees, from the cedar that is in the Lebanon to the hyssop that grows in the wall; he would speak of animals, and birds, and reptiles, and f ... View more

2Kgs 14:9

9King Jehoash of Israel sent word to King Amaziah of Judah, “A thornbush on Lebanon sent to a cedar on Lebanon, saying, ‘Give your daughter to my son for a wife ... View more

Ps 92:12

12The righteous flourish like the palm tree,
and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Ps 104:16

16The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly,
the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.

1Kgs 5:6-10

6Therefore command that cedars from the Lebanon be cut for me. My servants will join your servants, and I will give you whatever wages you set for your servants ... View more

1Kgs 6:15-20

15He lined the walls of the house on the inside with boards of cedar; from the floor of the house to the rafters of the ceiling, he covered them on the inside w ... View more

1Kgs 7:2-3

2He built the House of the Forest of the Lebanon one hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide, and thirty cubits high, built on four rows of cedar pillars, with c ... View more

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