Deuteronomy 3:9
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(Hermon is called Sirion by the Sidonians; the Amorites call it Senir.)

New Living Translation
(Mount Hermon is called Sirion by the Sidonians, and the Amorites call it Senir.)

English Standard Version
(the Sidonians call Hermon Sirion, while the Amorites call it Senir),

Berean Study Bible
which the Sidonians call Sirion but the Amorites call Senir—

New American Standard Bible
(Sidonians call Hermon Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir):

King James Bible
(Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion; and the Amorites call it Shenir;)

Christian Standard Bible
which the Sidonians call Sirion, but the Amorites call Senir,

Contemporary English Version
Mount Hermon is called Mount Sirion by the people of Sidon, and it is called Mount Senir by the Amorites.

Good News Translation
Mount Hermon is called Sirion by the Sidonians, and Senir by the Amorites.)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
which the Sidonians call Sirion, but the Amorites call Senir,

International Standard Version
(The Sidonians called Hermon Sirion, but the Amorites called it Senir.)

NET Bible
(the Sidonians call Hermon Sirion and the Amorites call it Senir),

New Heart English Bible
(The Sidonians call Hermon Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir.)

GOD'S WORD® Translation
(The Sidonians call Mount Hermon by the name Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir.)

JPS Tanakh 1917
which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir--

New American Standard 1977
(Sidonians call Hermon Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir):

Jubilee Bible 2000
(which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion and the Amorites call it Shenir) and

King James 2000 Bible
(Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion; and the Amorites call it Senir;)

American King James Version
(Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion; and the Amorites call it Shenir;)

American Standard Version
( which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir;)

Douay-Rheims Bible
Which the Sidonians call Sarion, and the Amorrhites Sanir:

Darby Bible Translation
(the Sidonians call Hermon Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir):

English Revised Version
(which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir;)

Webster's Bible Translation
(Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion; and the Amorites call it Shenir;)

World English Bible
([which] Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir;)

Young's Literal Translation
(Sidonians call Hermon, Sirion; and the Amorites call it Senir,)
Study Bible
The Defeat of King Og
8At that time we took from the two kings of the Amorites the land across the Jordan, from the Arnon Valley as far as Mount Hermon— 9which the Sidonians call Sirion but the Amorites call Senir— 10all the cities of the plateau, all Gilead, and all Bashan as far as the cities of Salecah and Edrei in the kingdom of Og.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:48
extending from Aroer on the rim of the Arnon Valley as far as Mount Siyon (that is, Hermon),

Joshua 11:17
from Mount Halak, which rises toward Seir, as far as Baal-gad in the Valley of Lebanon at the foot of Mount Hermon. He captured all their kings and struck them down, putting them to death.

1 Chronicles 5:23
Now the people of the half-tribe of Manasseh were numerous. They settled in the land from Bashan to Baal-hermon (that is, Senir or Mount Hermon).

Psalm 29:6
He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, and Sirion like a young wild ox.

Psalm 42:6
O my God, my soul despairs within me. Therefore I remember You from the land of Jordan and the peaks of Hermon--from Mount Mizar.

Psalm 133:3
It is like the dew of Hermon falling on the mountains of Zion. For there the LORD has bestowed the blessing of life forevermore.

Song of Solomon 4:8
Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, come with me from Lebanon! Descend the peak of Amana, from the summits of Senir and Hermon, from the dens of the lions, from the mountains of the leopards.

Ezekiel 27:5
They constructed all your planking with pine trees from Senir. They took a cedar from Lebanon to make a mast for you.

Treasury of Scripture

(Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion; and the Amorites call it Shenir;)

Hermon Mount Hermon is the south-eastern branch of Lebanon, beyond Jordan. The Chaldee Targumist, who places it at Caesarea and Samaritan interpreter call it toor talga, `the mountain of snow,' because of its being always covered with snow; and Jerome informs us, that it lies higher than Paneas or Caesarea Philippi, and that in the summer time snow used to be carried from thence to Tyre. It is now call El Heish, and is comprised in the district of Kanneytra.

Deuteronomy 4:48,49 From Aroer, which is by the bank of the river Arnon, even to mount …

Psalm 29:6 He makes them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.

Psalm 89:12 The north and the south you have created them: Tabor and Hermon shall …

Psalm 133:3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended on the mountains …

Songs 4:8 Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, with me from Lebanon: look …

Shenir

1 Chronicles 5:23 And the children of the half tribe of Manasseh dwelled in the land: …

Ezekiel 27:5 They have made all your ship boards of fir trees of Senir: they have …

Senir







(9) Sirion.--(Sion,Deut.448.) Sirion, or Shirion, and Shenir, are thought to have similar meanings. But the Targum inteprets Shenir as the "rock of snow." Shirion, according to Gesenius, means "glittering like a breastplate." It would not be safe to assert that the mention of the Sidonian name of Hermon makes this verse an addition after Israel was in Palestine, though it might be so. The Jewish commentator Rashi points out that, including the name Sion (Deuteronomy 4:48), "this mountain has four names. Why mention them? To declare the praise of the land of Israel, which had four kingdoms glorifying themselves in it, and each of them saying, 'It is called after my name!'" But there are several notes of this kind in the Pentateuch. (See Genesis 23:2; Genesis 31:47; Numbers 13:22; also Joshua 14:15.)

Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion,.... Which name it has in Psalm 29:6 a name the inhabitants of Sidon gave it, but for what reason it is not easy to say; however, that it was well known to Tyre and Sidon, appears from snow in summer time being brought to the former, as will be hereafter observed:

and the Amorites call it Shenir; in whose possession it was last. Bochart (k) thinks it had its name from the multitude of wild cats in it, Shunar in the Chaldee tongue being the name of that creature; but Jarchi says Shenir in the Canaanitish language signifies "snow"; so, in the Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan, it is called the mountain of snow; and the Hebrew who read to Jerom, and taught him, affirmed to him that this mountain hung over Paneas, from whence snow in summer time was brought to Tyre for pleasure (l), and the same is confirmed by Abulfeda (m). There is said to be upon the top of it a famous temple, which is used for worship by the Heathens, over against Paneas and Lebanon (n); and it is highly probable there was one even at this time, when it was possessed by the Amorites, since it is called Mount Baalhermon, Judges 3:3, from the worship of Baal, or some other idol upon it, as it should seem. Besides these, it had another name, Mount Sion, Deuteronomy 4:48 but to be distinguished from Mount Zion near Jerusalem. The names of it in this place are very differently interpreted by Hillerus (o); though he thinks it had them all on account of the snow on it, which was as a net all over it; for Hermon, he observes, signifies a net, a dragnet, and Shenir an apron, and Sirion a coat of mail, all from the covering of this mount with snow.

(k) Hierozoic. par. 1. l. 3. c. 14. col. 865. (l) De loc. Heb. fol. 88. B, C. (m) Apud Reland. Palestin. Illustrat. par. 2. p. 920. (n) De loc. Heb. fol. 88. B, C. (o) Onomastic. Sacr. p. 561, 562, 786, 929. 9. Hermon—now Jebel-Es-Sheick—the majestic hill on which the long and elevated range of Anti-Lebanon terminates. Its summit and the ridges on its sides are almost constantly covered with snow. It is not so much one high mountain as a whole cluster of mountain peaks, the highest in Palestine. According to the survey taken by the English Government Engineers in 1840, they were about 9376 feet above the sea. Being a mountain chain, it is no wonder that it should have received different names at different points from the different tribes which lay along the base—all of them designating extraordinary height: Hermon, the lofty peak; "Sirion," or in an abbreviated form "Sion" (De 4:48), the upraised, glittering; "Shenir," the glittering breastplate of ice.3:1-11 Og was very powerful, but he did not take warning by the ruin of Sihon, and desire conditions of peace. He trusted his own strength, and so was hardened to his destruction. Those not awakened by the judgments of God on others, ripen for the like judgments on themselves.br>
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