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ber'-i-tus, be-ri'-tus (Berutos; Arabic: modern Beirut, Beyrout, Beyrouth): An ancient Phoenician city situated on the North side of a promontory jutting out from the base of Lebanon to the West into the Mediterranean and forming a bay on the North connected with the fable of George and the Dragon, and hence called George's Bay. The city is about 25 miles North of Sidon and about 12 South of the famous Lycus or Dog River, at the mouth of which are found the sculptured rocks bearing the monuments of the ancient kings of Egypt, Babylonia and Assyria.

The city has been thought by some to be the Berothai of 2 Samuel 8:8 or the Berothah of Ezekiel 47:16, but the connection in which these cities are mentioned seems to preclude the identification. The town is, however, an ancient one, for it occurs in Tell el-Amarna Letters as Beruti where it is closely connected with Gebal of which it may have been a dependency.

Though not mentioned in Old Testament or New Testament it appears in the history of Herod the Great as an important town where was assembled a court of 150 judges, presided over by Saturninus, a former Roman consul, to try the case which Herod brought against his two sons, Alexander and Aristobulus, who were condemned there by the Roman court (Ant., XVI, xi, 2). Beirut was a Roman colony at this time where many veterans settled and it afterward became the seat of a great Roman law school which was attended, in the days of Justinian, by thousands of students. It was utterly destroyed by an earthquake in 551 A.D., and for a time was abandoned. Many remains of temples and public buildings of the Roman period remain. It rose to some importance during the Crusades and is at present the chief seaport of Syria, and has the only harbor on the coast. It is a town of about 125,000 inhabitants.

H. Porter


To Eustathius, Bishop of Berytus.
... To Eustathius, Bishop of Berytus. ... Footnotes: [1694] Eustathius of Berytus (Beyrout)
was a bad specimen of the time-serving ecclesiastic. ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of theodoret/xlviii to eustathius bishop of.htm

How Herod, by Permission from Caesar Accused his Sons Before an ...
... How Herod, By Permission From Caesar Accused His Sons Before An Assembly Of Judges
At Berytus; And What Tero Suffered For Using A Boundless And Military ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 11 how herod by.htm

Introductory Note to Gregory Thaumaturgus.
... the great interest of his autobiography begins with the providential incidents,
devoutly narrated by himself, which engaged him in a journey to Berytus just as ...
/.../a declaration of faith/introductory note to gregory thaumaturgus.htm

The Crime of Conspiracy or Banding Together is Utterly Prohibited ...
... Two sessions, so to speak, were held by the three prelates thus appointed,
one at Berytus the other at Tyre. At Berytus, according ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon xviii the crime of.htm

Here Gregory Interweaves the Narrative of his Former Life. His ...
... laws, at once bonds, as it were, were cast upon my movements, and cause and occasion
for my journeying to these parts arose from the city Berytus, which is a ...
/.../argument v here gregory interweaves the.htm

Translator's Biographical Notice.
... [ad309.] According to the common account Pamphilus was a native of Berytus, the
modern Beirût, and a member of a distinguished Phoenician family. ...
/.../pamphilus/the writings of pamphilus/translators biographical notice.htm

The Same Hippolytus on the Seventy Apostles.
... 48. Erastus, bishop of Panellas. 49. Quartus, bishop of Berytus. 50. ... 61. Tychicus,
bishop of Chalcedon. 62. Carpus, bishop of Berytus in Thrace. 63. ...
/.../the extant works and fragments of hippolytus/the same hippolytus on the.htm

Of Gregory Thaumaturgus (The Wonder-Worker).
... [647] This Gregory's fame was celebrated at Athens, at Berytus, throughout the entire
diocese of Pontus, and I might almost add in the whole world. ...
/.../chapter xxvii of gregory thaumaturgus the.htm

Division Begins in the Church from this Controversy; and Alexander ...
... of Arius; but Eusebius in particular was a zealous defender of it: not he of Cæsarea,
but the one who had before been bishop of the church at Berytus, and was ...
/.../chapter vi division begins in the.htm

Maximinus Cæsar Having Come at that Time into the Government...
... He had first spent a long time at Berytus, [2644] for the sake of a secular
Grecian education, as he belonged to a very wealthy family. ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter iv maximinus caesar having.htm

... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia BERYTUS. ber'-i-tus, be-ri'-tus (Berutos;
Arabic: modern Beirut, Beyrout, Beyrouth): An ancient ...
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Beryl-stones (1 Occurrence)
Beryl-stones. Beryls, Beryl-stones. Berytus . Multi-Version Concordance
Beryl-stones (1 Occurrence). ... (BBE). Beryls, Beryl-stones. Berytus . Reference
/b/beryl-stones.htm - 6k

Berzelus. Berytus, Berzelus. Besai . Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia BERZELUS.
ber-ze'-lus. See ZORZELLEUS. Berytus, Berzelus. Besai . Reference Bible
/b/berzelus.htm - 6k

... extending from Ras el-`Abyadh to Sarepta; the plain of Sidon extending from Sarepta
to the Bostrenus (Nahr el-'Auly); the plain of Beirut (Berytus) between the ...
/p/phoenicians.htm - 38k

Phoenicia (6 Occurrences)
... extending from Ras el-`Abyadh to Sarepta; the plain of Sidon extending from Sarepta
to the Bostrenus (Nahr el-'Auly); the plain of Beirut (Berytus) between the ...
/p/phoenicia.htm - 40k

Sidon (35 Occurrences)
... 11:21 and Mark 3:8. It was noted for its school of philosophy under Augustus and
Tiberius, its inhabitants being largely Greek; and when Berytus was destroyed ...
/s/sidon.htm - 25k

Beirut. Beings, Beirut. Beka . Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia BEIRUT.
ba'-root'. See BERYTUS. Beings, Beirut. Beka . Reference Bible.
/b/beirut.htm - 6k

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