Saida/Sidon History - Phoenicians - 3,500 B.C.
They are of Canaanite origin, calling themselves the suns of Canaan. Phoenicians
is just a naming convention or nick name for Canaanitians, which they came from
Bahrain and the Hijaz countries, and they lived in Lebanon and Palestine.
They did not call themselves Phoenicians, rather they preferred to be called as
Sidonians, Sourians of Sour, or Beyroutians.
The main indication that Phoenicians are of Canaanite origin is what is
mentioned in the Bible: And when Jesus was in Saida and Tyre neighborhood, a
Canaanite women from that area approached him saying: Master, save my child ...
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