|Lehite GN||1.||Land near the borders of the Lamanites, ca. 73 BC (Alma 39:3)|
Given the possibility of Phoenician influence on the Mulekites who first settled the land around ZARAHEMLA, this GN may be identical to the biblically attested Phoenician name for Mount Hermon, namely, śiryôn (Deuteronomy 3:9 and Psalms 29:6), Sirion in KJV (JH, JAT).. Notice also the similar biblical word siryôn which in Jeremiah 46:4 and 51:3 is a type of body armor (JH).
Unlikely are the following suggestions:
Biblical seren, “tyrant” (JH).
See also Siron Variants
Deseret Alphabet: 𐐝𐐌𐐡𐐊𐐤 (saɪrʌn)
- The River SIDON, part of the Mulekite territories, seems to be identical to the Phoenician city SIDON.
- Also unusual is the metathesis of the r and n, and the slightly different vowels in the Amorite name for the same mountain, śenīr, KJV Shenir (see Deuteronomy 3:9, and “Senir” in Ezekiel 27:5 and 1 Chronicles 5:23).