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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Hollow Syria, the name (not found in Scripture) given by the Greeks to the extensive valley, about 100 miles long, between the Lebanon and the Anti-Lebanon range of mountains.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

se-le-sir'-i-a (the King James Version Celosyria; Koile Suria, "hollow Syria"): So the Greeks after the time of Alexander the Great named the valley lying between the two mountain ranges, Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon. It is referred to in the Old Testament as Biq`ath ha-Lebhanon, "the valley of Lebanon" (Joshua 11:17), a name the echo of which is still heard in el-Buqa`, the designation applied today to the southern part of the valley. This hollow, which extends about 100 miles in length, is the continuation northward of the Jordan valley. The main physical features are described under LEBANON (which see). The name, however, did not always indicate the same tract of territory. In Strabo (xvi.2) and Ptolemy (v.15), it covers the fertile land between Jebel esh-Sharqy and the desert presided over by Damascus. In 1 Esdras 2:17; 2 Maccabees 3:8, etc., it indicates the country South and East of Mt. Lebanon, and along with Phoenicia it contributed the whole of the Seleucid dominions which lay South of the river Eleutherus. Josephus includes in Coele-Syria the country East of the Jordan, along with Scythopolis (Beisan) which lay on the West, separated by the river from the other members of the Decapolis (Ant., XIII, xiii, 2, etc.). In XIV, iv, 5, he says that "Pompey committed Coele-Syria as far as the river Euphrates and Egypt to Scaurus." The term is therefore one of some elasticity.

W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
206. Aven -- "wickedness," a contemptuous synonym for two places
... Aven. The same as 'aven; idolatry; Aven, the contemptuous synonym of three places,
one in Coele-Syria, one in Egypt (On), and one in Palestine (Bethel) -- Aven. ...
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760. Aram Tsobah -- Aram-zobah
... Word Origin see Aram and Tsoba. Aram-zobah From 'Aram and Tsowba'; Aram of Tsoba
(or Coele-Syria) -- Aram-zobah. see HEBREW 'Aram. see HEBREW Tsowba'. ...
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Monks of Edessa: Julianus, Ephraim Syrus, Barus, and Eulogius ...
... Chapter XXXIV."Monks of Edessa: Julianus, Ephraim Syrus, Barus, and Eulogius; Further,
the Monks of Coele-Syria: Valentinus, Theodore, Merosas, Bassus ...
/.../chapter xxxiv monks of edessa julianus.htm

How Alexander, Upon the League of Mutual Defense which Cleopatra ...
... How Alexander, upon the League of Mutual Defense Which Cleopatra Had Agreed with
Him, Made an Expedition Against Coelesyria, and Utterly Overthrew the City of ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 13 how alexander upon.htm

Clement of Alexandria.
... 4. Of these the one"the Ionian [1523] "was in Greece, the other in Magna Græcia;
[1524] the one of them was from Coele-Syria, [1525] the other from Egypt. ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter xi clement of alexandria.htm

The First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
... Near to the termination of Coele-Syria, but separated from it by a range of hills,
there opens out on the western slopes of Hermon a valley unlike any other in ...
/.../chapter ithe first chaldaean empire.htm

A Group of Miracles among a Semi-Heathen Population
... cities. They were subject only to the Governor of Syria, and formed part
of Coele-Syria, in contradistinction to Syro-Phoenicia. ...
/.../edersheim/the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter xxxiv a group of.htm

... Theodulus, [2735] [2736] a presbyter in Coelesyria is said to have written many
works, but the only one which has come to my hand, is the one which he composed ...
/.../jerome and gennadius lives of illustrious men /chapter xci theodulus.htm

Concerning Nebuchadnezzar and his Successors and How their ...
... he says thus: "When his father Nebuchodonosor [Nabopollassar] heard that the governor
whom he had set over Egypt, and the places about Coelesyria and Phoenicia ...
/.../the antiquities of the jews/chapter 11 concerning nebuchadnezzar and.htm

To Bishop Romulus.
... Footnotes: [1972] Romulus, bishop of Chalcis in Coele Syria, sided with the dominant
Hæretical party through pusillanimity. He was at Chalcedon in 451. ...
/.../theodoret/the ecclesiastical history of theodoret/cxxxv to bishop romulus.htm

Life at Cæsarea; Baptism; and Adoption of Monastic Life.
... [64] It was about this that he visited monastic settlements in Palestine, Mesopotamia,
Coele Syria, and Egypt, [65] though he was not so fortunate as to ...
/.../basil/basil letters and select works/iii life at caesarea baptism and.htm

The Synodal Letter.
... The holy and most peaceful Synod which has been gathered together in Antioch from
the provinces of Coele-Syria, Phoenicia, Palestine, Arabia, Mesopotamia ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/the synodal letter 2.htm

... Lebanon and the Anti-Lebanon range of mountains. Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia. COELE-SYRIA. se-le-sir'-ia (the King James Version ...
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Coele-syria. Coelesyria, Coele-syria. Coffer . Easton's Bible Dictionary ... W.
Ewing. Coelesyria, Coele-syria. Coffer . Reference Bible.
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... In 316 he joined in a war against Antigonus during which Coele-Syria and Phoenicia
were lost, but in 312 regained from Demetrius the son of Antigonus. ...
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... He renewed the war, but was defeated at Raphia in 217, and was obliged to give
up Phoenicia and Coelesyria; Seleucia, however, he retained. ...
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Lebanon (66 Occurrences)
... They enclose a long valley (Joshua 11:17) of from 5 to 8 miles in width, called
by Roman writers Coele-Syria, now called el-Buka'a, "the valley," a ...
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... I, king of the Nabateans, but suffered a severe defeat East of the Jordan (Josephus,
Ant, XIII, xiii, 5; BJ, I, iv, 4). Antiochus XII of Coele-Syria next led ...
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... I, king of the Nabateans, but suffered a severe defeat East of the Jordan (Josephus,
Ant, XIII, xiii, 5; BJ, I, iv, 4). Antiochus XII of Coele-Syria next led ...
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Rehob (12 Occurrences)
... 21). It is now supposed to be represented by the castle of Hunin,
south-west of Dan, on the road from Hamath into Coele-Syria. (4 ...
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... On the death of Ptolemy VI in 173, Antiochus laid claim to Coelesyria, Palestine
and Phoenicia; whereupon war broke out between Syria and Egypt. ...
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Champaign (1 Occurrence)
... If Baal-Gad be Ba`albeq and "the valley of Lebanon" be Coele-syria, the present
name of Coele-syria, al-Biqa` (plural of buq`ah, "a low, wet place or meadow ...
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