Probably the inhabitants of the country, around Gebal, (Eze
27:9,) or Byblos, as the LXX. render, a city of Phoenicia,
situated on the Mediterranean, between Sidon and Tripoli, on
the north of the river Adonis. It is now called Gibyle, of
Djebail, situated about a day's journey south of Tripoli. Its
walls are about a mile in circumference, with square towers
about every forty yards' distance. Anciently it must have
been a place of no mean extent and of considerable beauty,
from the ruins still visible.
1Ki 5:18 *marg:
Ps 83:7 Eze 27:9
De 1:7 3:25
* under mount.
* unto the.
Nu 34:8 Isa 10:9 Am 6:2