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Tyre, Ladder of

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( κλίμακος Τύρου , klı́makos Túrou ): Given. in 1 Maccabees 11:59 as the northern limit of the territory placed under the authority of Simon Thassi the Maccabee by Antiochus 6 (Theos), in the year 143 BC. The statement of Josephus ( BJ , II, x, 2) that it was 100 furlongs North of Ptolemais, and a similar indication of position in the Jerusalem Talmud ( Ab Zar 19) lead us to identify it with Rās - en - Naḳūrah and not with Rās - el - ‛Abyaḍ ( Promontorium Album of Pliny), as has been done. Here the rugged hills of Upper Galilee descend in bold precipices to the sea and leave no beach between. A natural barrier is thus formed which prevented the histories of Israel and Tyre from ever touching one another except in peaceful relations.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Tyre, Ladder of'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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