And the land of the Giblites
This was another country that remained unconquered; the Greeks call it Byblus, and near to which Pliny F5 speaks of a place called Gabale, and is now called Gibyle; it is F6 said to be
``pleasantly situated by the seaside, and at present it contains but a little extent of ground, but yet more than enough for the small number of its inhabitants:''it was in greater splendour, and its inhabitants of more fame, in the times of Ezekiel, ( Ezekiel 27:9 ) ;
and all Lebanon toward the sunrising;
or east of the land; all that inhabited that mountain remained unconquered, though the conquest was carried as far as the borders thereof:
from Baalgad, under Mount Hermon;
of which see ( Joshua 11:17 ) ;
unto the entering into Hamath:
which was the north border of the land; see ( Numbers 34:8 ) .
F5 Ut supra. (Nat. Hist. l. 5. c. 20.)
F6 Maundrel's Journey from Aleppo p. 33.