Sidon

What is Sidon known for?


ancient architecture

with Byblos, even though the old district of Sidon contains a great wealth in old and ancient architecture. The Biblical Sidon thumb Shrine commemorating the last meeting place between St. Paul (File:Shrinepeter.jpg) and St. Peter inside the Old City of Sidon. The Bible describes Sidon in several passages: * It received its name from the "first-born" of Canaan (Canaan (Biblical figure)), the grandson of Noah (Genesis (Book of Genesis) 10:15, 19


world book

information, volume 26, edited by Hugh Chrisholm, 1911, p. 968. The Book of Mormon consistently describes the land of Zarahemla and its adjoining lands as localized. The name of only one "river" is given in the New World Book of Mormon setting. The northward flowing river Sidon, east of the city of Zarahemla, is described as originating in highlands to the southeast. Alma 2:15–26;


years history

where he attended the White Friars' vocational school for two years. History The earliest mirrors were made from polished obsidian during the Stone Age, but by the Bronze Age most cultures had


competing theories

as Sidon and Tyre (Tyre (Lebanon)). Commons:Sidon


rich commercial

) * From the Milesian school (w:Milesian_school) onwards, the Greeks who were eminent in science and philosophy and literature were associated with rich commercial cities, often surrounded by barbarian populations. This type of civilization was inaugurated not by the Greeks, but by the Phoenicians (W:Phoenicia); Tyre (w:Tyre,_Lebanon) and Sidon (w:Sidon) and Carthage (w:Carthage) depended on slaves for manual labor at home, and on hired mercenaries in the conduct of their wars. They did


modern life

scale, and not involving major international expeditions or expertise. Perhaps this is also indicative of the general lack in cultural interests among the authorities of this city, and almost of the non-existence of notable intellectual activities in its modern life. There are signs that the locals are beginning to recognise the value of the medieval quarters, but this remains linked to minor individual initiatives and not a coordinated collective effort to rehabilitate it like it has been the case with Byblos, even though the old district of Sidon contains a great wealth in old and ancient architecture. The Biblical Sidon thumb Shrine commemorating the last meeting place between St. Paul (File:Shrinepeter.jpg) and St. Peter inside the Old City of Sidon. The Bible describes Sidon in several passages: * It received its name from the "first-born" of Canaan (Canaan (Biblical figure)), the grandson of Noah (Genesis (Book of Genesis) 10:15, 19). * The Tribe of Zebulun has a frontier on Sidon. (Gen. 49:13) * It was the first home of the Phoenicians on the coast of Canaan, and from its extensive commercial relations became a "great" city. (Joshua 11:8; 19:28). * It was the mother city of Tyre (Tyre (Lebanon)). It lay within the lot of the tribe of Asher, but was never subdued (Judges 1:31). * The Sidonians long oppressed Israel (Israelites) (Judges 10:12). * From the time of David its glory began to wane, and Tyre (Tyre (Lebanon)), its "virgin daughter" (Isaiah 23:12), rose to its place of pre-eminence. * Solomon entered into a matrimonial alliance with the Sidonians, and thus their form of idolatrous worship found a place in the land of Israel (1 Kings 11:1, 33). * Jezebel (Jezebel (Bible)) was a Sidonian princess (1 Kings 16:31). * It was famous for its manufactures and arts, as well as for its commerce (1 Kings 5:6; 1 Chronicles 22:4; Ezekiel 27:8). * It is frequently referred to by the prophets (Isaiah 23:2, 4, 12; Jeremiah 25:22; 27:3; 47:4; Ezekiel 27:8; 28:21, 22; 32:30; Joel 3:4). * Elijah sojourned in Sidon, performing miracles (1 Kings 17:9–24; Commons:Sidon


century founder

, and prolific Scholar with a leading international academic and intellectual profile. * Bahaa Bsat, former President of the Order of Engineers and Architects in Lebanon and former president of the "Maqasid" distinguished old school in Sidon. * Emile Bustani, one of Lebanon's entrepreneurial and philanthropist stars in the first half of the 20th century. Founder of an intentional petroleum company and of CAT. Raised as orphan by American missionaries at the Gerard Institute in Sidon at the beginnings of the 20th century. * Ghassan Hammoud, MD (Ghassan Hammoud), Founder of Hammoud Hospital University Medical Center, the main medical institution in modern Sidon. * Rafic Hariri, former highly eminent Prime Minister, billionaire and international businessman, grand philanthropist, and late leader of the Future Movement; assassinated on 14 February 2005. * Bahia Hariri, former Minister of Education in the governments of Lebanon and philanthropist. Bahia Hariri is the only sister of the late Prime Minister Rafic Hariri. Presently, Bahia Hariri is a member of the Lebanese Parliament as she was re-elected in June 2009. * Saad Hariri, youngest former Prime Minister of Lebanon; an international businessman, and son of Rafic Hariri. * Bahaa Hariri, international businessman and billionaire, son of Rafic Hariri. * Ahmad Hariri, young leader in the Hariri Future Movement and son of Bahia Hariri. * Ibrahim El-Mallah, international businessman and entrepreneur largely invested in Sidon. * Hamzi Moghrabi, Civil & Environmental Engineer, Founder and President of IBC Corp. the brainchild behind the waste processing plant in Sidon. * Adel Osseiran, co-founder of modern Lebanon a highly eminent leading figure in Lebanon's 20th-century history, participated in securing Lebanon's independence from the French mandate. * Ali Osseiran, Member of Parliament and former Minister. * Sheikh Mohamad Osseiran, Jaafari Mufti of Sidon. * Hiba Al-Qawwas, Lebanon's leading Soprano. * Maarouf Saad, former deputy representing Sidon in the national parliament and founder of the Popular Nasserite Party. Influential local leader, assassinated in 1975 at the eve of the Lebanese civil war. * Moustapha Saad, son of Maarouf Saad, popular Nasserite politician, and former deputy representing Sidon in the national parliament. * Ousama Saad, son of Maarouf Saad, Nasserite politician, and former deputy representing Sidon in the national parliament. * Fouad Siniora, former Prime Minister of Lebanon and minister of finance, a longstanding member of parliament, and main leader in the future movement. * Riad Solh, former Prime Minister of Lebanon a highly eminent leading figure in Lebanon's 20th-century history, participated in securing Lebanon's independence from the French mandate. * Takkie El Dine Solh, former Prime Minister of Lebanon, and a leading figure in Lebanese politics; died in Paris. * Sami Solh, former Prime Minister of Lebanon, and a leading figure in Lebanese politics. * Rashid Solh, former Prime Minister of Lebanon, and a leading figure in Lebanese politics. * Ali Zaatari (al-Haj Ali Zaatari), leading early to the middle of the 20th century businessman, landlord and agriculture entrepreneur, built a fortune with his brothers and sons. * Ahmad 'Arif Al-Zein, an early 20th-century Sheikh and eminent Islamic jurist-scholar, an educator and journalist who founded the learned "'Irfan" magazine. * Sulayman Al-Zein, former Minister of Education. See also Commons:Sidon


historical amp

Following this episode Jesus withdrawas into the "parts of Tyre (Tyre, Lebanon) and Sidon" near the Mediterranean Sea where the Canaanite woman's daughter episode takes place in Matthew 15:21–28 (wikisource:Bible (American Standard) Matthew#15:21) and Mark 7:24-30 (wikisource:Bible (American Standard) Mark#7:24). ''Jesus the miracle worker: a historical &amp; theological study'' by Graham H. Twelftree 1999 ISBN 0-8308-1596-1 pages 133-134<


massive+business

earned a Masters in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut after attending the American School for Boys in Sidon. He speaks fluent English. In the 1970s, Siniora worked for Citibank and taught at his alma mater in Beirut and at the Lebanese University. He then joined the audit committee at Lebanon's Central Bank in 1977. In 1982, he was recruited by successful businessman Rafik Hariri to help him manage and expand his massive business empire. Upon the end


family based

to prominence and it became the most influential in Sidon in political and financial terms, even though the presence of the Saad and the El-Bizri in local politics remained significant at the level of visibility and activism. The politics of Sidon is similar to that of the traditional old cities of the Levant in the sense of being family-based. In broad terms one could say that the El-Bizri family had an influence since Ottoman times, and then most significantly across almost the entirety of the 20th

Sidon

'''Sidon''' or '''Saïda''' (''' south of the capital Beirut. In Genesis (Book of Genesis), Sidon is a son of Canaan (Canaan (biblical figure)), a grandson of Noah. Its name coincides with the modern Arabic word for fishery.

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