SIRION (sĭr'ĭ-ŏn, Heb. siryôn, coat of mail). A name given to Mount Hermon by the Zidonians (
SIRION sĭr’ ĭ ən (שִׂרְיֹ֑ן). The Sidonian (Phoen.) name for Mount Hermon (
He makes Lebanon to skip like a calf,
And Sirion like a young wild ox.
The same association occurs in the Ugaritic material.
Lebanon and its trees,
Sirion, the most precious of its cedars.
(Baal and Anath VI 20, 21)
The occurrence of the term in parallelism with the Lebanon range suggests that it was denominative of the whole Anti-Lebanon chain. (See also Sion.)
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
The name of Mt. Hermon among the Phoenicians (