Yria (see´lee-sihr´ee-uh; Lat., from Gk., lit., “hollow Syria”), the valley between the Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon ranges, modern Bekaa (Josh 11:17). In the Apocrypha, it also refers to the Seleucid province in that valley, or to southwestern Syria (2Macc 3:5; 2Macc 4:4; 2Macc 8:8).

Josh 11:17

17from Mount Halak, which rises toward Seir, as far as Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon below Mount Hermon. He took all their kings, struck them down, and put ... View more

2Macc 3:5

5Since he could not prevail over Onias, he went to Apollonius of Tarsus, who at that time was governor of Coelesyria and Phoenicia,

2Macc 4:4

4Onias recognized that the rivalry was serious and that Apollonius son of Menestheus, and governor of Coelesyria and Phoenicia, was intensifying the malice of S ... View more

2Macc 8:8

8When Philip saw that the man was gaining ground little by little, and that he was pushing ahead with more frequent successes, he wrote to Ptolemy, the governor ... View more

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