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Sirion שׂריון
(412 words)

I. Name

According to some of our sources Mount Sirion/Siryon is part of the Hermon massif. Deut. 3.9 gives it as the name of the mountain used by the Sidonians, but nevertheless the Amorite designation is Senir. This variant form of the name corresponds to the mountain Saniru being the refuge of Hazaʾel in the inscriptions of Shalmaneser III (E. Michel, WO 1 [1947/1952] 265:6). On the other hand the Hittite designation of the Anti-Lebanon is Šariyana and the same is true for Ug. šryn and Eg. sʒw-r-ı̓-nʒ. According…

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W. Röllig, “Sirion שׂריון”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 28 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Sirion>

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