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November 10, 2010

The name Lebanon comes from the Semitic root lbn, meaning “white”, likely a reference to the snow-capped Mount Lebanon. Occurrences of the name have been found in texts from the library of Ebla, which date to the third millennium BC, three of the twelve tablets of the Epic of Gilgamesh (May be as early as 2100 BC), and almost 70 times in the Bible, which is itself named after Byblos, a city in Lebanon.

I didn’t know that the name LEBANON was so old, more than 5000 years…and I never knew that the Bible was named after Byblos (Jbeil)…I think that’s pretty interesting…what facts do you have about Lebanon?



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