Timeline Phoenicians

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c2300BCE    Phoenicians, a seafaring people, began living along the Levantine coast.
    (SFC, 6/24/99, p.A14)

c1500BCE    Linguistic evidence shows that the Canaanites (now more commonly known as the Phoenicians) were non-Jewish Semites whose language was almost identical with Hebrew.
    (MT, Spg. 97, p.12)(L.C.-W.P.p.87-89)(WSJ, 4/17/97, p.A20)

1100-700BCE    The Phoenicians traded around the Mediterranean.
    (WH, 1994, p.13)

c1000BCE    The Phoenicians and other Semites of Syria and Palestine began using graphic signs representing letters. Aleph meaning ox was the sign that represented a sound such as that heard in the pronunciation of the o in bottle, known as a glottal stop.
    (AHD, 1971, p.1)

c750BCE    Two Phoenician ships from Tyre carrying amphorae filled with wine sank some 30 miles off the coast of Israel. In 1999 a team led by Robert Ballard discovered the ships at a depth of about 1,500 feet.
    (SFC, 6/24/99, p.A14)

c500BCE    Phoenicians founded Tripoli about this time.
    (SSFC, 6/27/04, p.D12)

332BCE        July, In Phoenicia Alexander stormed the island of Tyre and moved on to conquer Egypt. Alexander besieged the city of Gaza. He was able to take Tyre by building a causeway to the island.
    (R.M.-P.H.C.p.71)(NG, Aug., 1974, S.W. Matthews, p.162)(Enc. of Africa, 1976, p.167)(SFC,12/26/97, p.C22)

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