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Libănus

Λίβανος). A range of mountains on the confines of Syria and Palestine, dividing Phoenicé from Coelé-Syria. Its highest summits are covered with perpetual snow, and its sides were in ancient times clothed with forests of cedars. It is considerably lower than the opposite range of Anti-Libanus. In the Scriptures the word Lebanon is used for both ranges and for either of them; but in classical authors the names Libanus and Anti-Libanus are distinctive terms, being applied to the west and east ranges respectively (Ptol.v. 15).

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