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Dictionaries :: Senir

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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Senir:

=Shenir, the name given to Hermon by the Amorites (Deu 3:9). It means "coat of mail" or "breastplate," and is equivalent to "Sirion." Some interpret the word as meaning "the prominent" or "the snowy mountain." It is properly the name of the central of the three summits of Hermon (q.v.).

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

Senir:

bed-candle; changing

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Senir:

se'-nir (senir; Saneir): This was the Amorite name of Mt. Hermon, according to De 3:9 (the King James Version "Shenir").' But in 1Ch 5:23; So 4:8, we have Senir and Hermon named as distinct mountains. It seems probable, however, that Senir applied to a definite part of the Anti-Lebanon or Hermon range. An inscription of Shalmaneser tells us that Hazael, king of Damascus, fortified Mt. Senir over against Mt. Lebanon. So in Eze 27:5, Senir, whence the Tyrians got planks of fir trees, is set over against Lebanon, where cedars were obtained. The Arab geographers give the name Jebel Sanir to the part of the Anti-Lebanon range which lies between Damascus and Homs (Yakut, circa 1225 AD, quoted by Guy le Strange in Palestine under the Moslems, 79. He also quotes Mas‘udi, 943 AD, to the effect that Baalbek is in the district of Senir, 295).

Written by W. Ewing

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Senir:

(snow mountain) (1 Chronicles 5:23; Ezekiel 27:5) the Amorite name for Mount Hermon.

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