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(Τύρος ), the Greek form of the name of two places in Palestine.

1. The well-known city of TYRE (See TYRE) (q.v.), as the name is usually Anglicized, but "Tyrus" in the A. V. in certain passages (Jeremiah 25:22; Jeremiah 27:3; Jeremiah 47:4; Ezekiel 26:2-4; Ezekiel 26:7; Ezekiel 26:15; Ezekiel 27:2-3; Ezekiel 27:8; Ezekiel 27:32; Ezekiel 28:2; Ezekiel 28:12; Ezekiel 29:18; Hosea 9:13; Amos 1:9-10; Zechariah 9:2-3; 2 Esdras 1:11 Judith 2:28; 1 Maccabees 5:15; 2 Maccabees 4:18; 2 Maccabees 4:32; 2 Maccabees 4:44; 2 Maccabees 4:49). 2. A place described by Josephus as lying "between Arabia and Judaea, beyond the Jordan, not far from the country of Heshbon," where Hyrcanus built a strong castle, of a sumptuous character, as the center of his power in that region (Anf. 12:4, 11). It has been identified in modern times with the magnificent ruins Airak el-Emir, four hours from Hesban, which Tristram minutely describes as corresponding to the statements of the Jewish historian (Land of Israel, p. 529).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Tyrus'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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