SIDON

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‡SIDON

Lehite GN		River, ca. 87 BC (Alma 2:15; Mormon 1:10)

Since this river passed through Zarahemla, and Zarahemla was first settled by Mulekites, it is likely that this GN is Mulekite. If it does derive from the biblical name for the 
Phoenician city Sidon (ṣidon, Phoenician ṣdn, Egyptian ddwn3, Assyrian ṣiduna), as most commentaries suggest, this may denote the presence of Phoenician influence 
among the Mulekites.

For the etymology see the standard biblical commentaries.

Unlikely is the comparison with Syriac sidona (v???), “linen garment,” as in Luke 19:20, John 13:4 (RFS).

Cf. Book of Mormon Sidom