The wood used for the ships at Tyre (Ezek 27:5-27:6)

“They made

All your planks

Of fir trees

From Senir.

To make a mast

For you,

They took a cedar

From Lebanon.

They made your oars

From oaks

Of Bashan.

They made your deck

Of pines

From the coasts of Cyprus,

Inlaid with ivory.”

The people of Tyre got their wood for their ships from a variety of places. The planks for their ships came from the fir trees of Senir or Mount Hermon, between Syria and Lebanon. Of course, the cedar used for the mast of the ships came from Lebanon, as did all good cedar. The oars for the ships came from the oaks of Bashan, on the eastern side of the Sea of Galilee. Their decks were made of pine from the island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea. Somehow their decks of pine were inlaid with ivory.

The invitation (Song 4:8-4:8)

Male lover

“Come with me

From Lebanon!

My bride!

Come with me

From Lebanon!

Depart

From the peak of Amana,

From the peak of Senir,

From the peak of Hermon,

From the dens of lions,

From the mountains of leopards.”

This female lover seems to be from the northern mountain country of Lebanon. This male lover asks her twice to leave there. He invites her to depart from the northern mountain peaks of Amana, Senir, and Hermon. She was to pass through the mountain caves where lions and leopards lived. There is, of course, a later allegory of Christ descending from the heavenly peaks to go through the sufferings of the lions and the leopards.

The territory of the half tribe of Manasseh (1 Chr 5:23-5:23)

“The members of the half-tribe of Manasseh lived in their land. They were very numerous from Bashan to Baal-hermon, Senir, and Mount Hermon.”

The half-tribe of Manasseh was a large group. They lived north of Bashan, where the Gadites dominated. Baal-hermon is east of the Jordan River, near Mount Hermon. Senir may refer to the snow top mountains in the Lebanon Mountains, south of Damascus. This tribe land was closest to Damascus, northeast of the Sea of Galilee. The names of these 3 areas are only mentioned a few times and usually with regard to this eastern half tribe of Manasseh.