Paul travels through Sidon on his final journey to Rome. Sidon is located 25 miles north of Tyre on the Mediterranean coast. It was the ancient capital of the Phoenicians. During the Roman period, it was noted for its school of philosophy. Paul visited here on his way to Rome (Acts 27:3).
Biblical and Historical Sites
The most noted of the Phoenician cities situated on the coast, 20 miles south of Sidon and about 35 north of Carmel. Tyre is mentioned in the New Testament several times: Jesus visited its territory (Matthew 15:21, Mark 7:24), and people from there came to hear him (Luke 6:17). Herod Agrippa I had trouble with Tyre, […]