An ancient city of Phoenicia north-northeast of present-day Beirut, Lebanon. It was the chief city of Phoenicia in the second millennium bc and was noted for its papyruses.
Byblos Sentence Examples
Among those who paid tribute were Rasun (the biblical Rezin) of Damascus, Menahem of Samaria, the kings of Tyre, Byblos and Hamath and the queen of Aribi (Arabia, the Syrian desert).
Indeed Asiatic influence made itself felt in Egypt before the Hyksos age, and later, and more strongly, during the XVIIIth and following Dynasties, and deities of Syro-Palestinian fame (Resheph, Baal, Anath, the Baalath of Byblos, Kadesh, Astarte) found a hospitable welcome.
Still later it is found on the stele of Byblos, and on the sarcophagus of Eshmunazar (about 300 B.C.).
At Amshit, near Byblos, Henriette Renan died of intermittent fever on the 24th of September 1861.