sea. They stood in friendly relations with the Hebrews when the latter had driven out the Canaanites, who were of another blood. Hiram, King of Tyre, assisted Solomon in building the temple at Jerusalem, the third largest temple in the world, as its ancient walls still attest.
The genius of Phenicia affected and stimulated other branches which had gone to Greece and Italy. They remained in communication with these branches. The families or tribes of Iavan, Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim and Rodanim planted colonies all along their path from Aram to Italy.
These branching stems grew up in Phrygia, Lydia, and Lycia, and in the Troad. And thus it came to