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Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary
A mountain famous in Scripture, and highly celebrated: it separates Syria from Palestine. The name in Hebrew is Leban, and signities white,â€”probably so called from the everlasting snow covering the summit or it. The cedars of Lebanon, and the streams from Lebanon, are spoken of in highly figurative language, to intimate the blessings in Christ. Hence the spouse in the Canticles speaks of Jesus as "a fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon." (Song of Song of Solomon 4:15) And the idea is as beautiful as the figure is just and correct: for as the cold flowing waters which descend from the mountain of Lebanon refresh the earth, and cool the hot climate, and are very copious, and run with rapidity; so the grace of God in Christ Jesus, like the water of life, runs freely, graciously, and abundantly, to make "glad the city of God." So Christ himself is said to be "as rivers of water in a dry place, and as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land." (Isaiah 32:2) Hence the prophet, exclaiming against the folly of Israel's leaving the Lord, saith, "Will a man leave the snow of Lebanon which cometh from the rock of the field; or shall the cold flowing waters that come from another place be forgotten?" (Jeremiah 18:14)
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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Lebanon'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​pmd/​l/lebanon.html. London. 1828.