Es-Sharki, or Anti-Libanus, which culminates in a knot on the south, to which is given the name J.
Libanus, for frankincense, occurs only in the Vulgate.
And his successors the coins of Laodicea of Libanus bear the legend " Of Laodicea which is in Canaan "; 1 the Old Testament also sometimes denotes Phoenicia and Phoenicians by " Canaan " and " Canaanites " (Isa.
Laodicea of Libanus was founded by Seleucus Nicator on the plain south-east of Hemesa (Horns) in the region of the upper Orontes, and became an important city; its coins of the 2nd century B.C. bear the interesting legend in Phoenician, " Of Laodicea which is in Canaan " (NSI.
337 8 " Libanus igitur est mons redolentie & summe aromaticitatis.