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Bible Names N-Z: Syene


Syene in Easton's Bible Dictionary opening (Ezek. 29:10; 30:6), a town of Egypt, on the borders of Ethiopia, now called Assouan, on the right bank of the Nile, notable for its quarries of beautiful red granite called "syenite." It was the frontier town of Egypt in the south, as Migdol was in the north-east.

Syene in Fausset's Bible Dictionary Properly Seveneh or Sebennytus in the eastern delta (the Heracleopolis of Manetho, called from Hercules the "local god"), meaning "a key or opening", a Syene Egyptian town. "From Migdol to Syene," i.e. from the fortress near Pelusium on the N. of Suez to Syene in the far S. toward Ethiopia (Ezekiel 29:10; Ezekiel 30:6); not as KJV "from the tower of Syene." The shepherd kings had Syene for their chief city, from whence they are called Sebennyte Pharaohs.

Syene in Hitchcock's Bible Names a bush; enmity

Syene in Naves Topical Bible -A city in Egypt Eze 29:10; 30:6

Syene in Smiths Bible Dictionary properly Seventh a town of Egypt, on the frontier of Cush or Ethiopia, Eze 29:10, 30:6 represented by the present Aruan or Es-Suan.

Syene in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE si-e'-ne. See SEVENEH.

Syene Scripture - Ezekiel 29:10 Behold, therefore I [am] against thee, and against thy rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste [and] desolate, from the tower of Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia.

Syene Scripture - Ezekiel 30:6 Thus saith the LORD; They also that uphold Egypt shall fall; and the pride of her power shall come down: from the tower of Syene shall they fall in it by the sword, saith the Lord GOD.

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