Si'nite (Heb. collectively with the art. has-Sini', הִסַּינַי, probably of local etymology; Sept.Α᾿σενναῖος; Vulg. Sinoeus), a tribe of Canaanites (Ge 10:17; 1Ch 1:15) whose position is to be sought for in the northern part of the Lebanon district. Various localities in that district bear a certain amount of resemblance to the name, particularly Sinna, a mountain fortress mentioned by Strabo (15, 755); Sinum or Sini, the ruins of which existed in the time of Jerome (Quoest. Gen. loc. cit.) Syn, a village mentioned in the 15th century as near the River Arca (Gesenius, Thesaur. p. 948); and Dunniyeh, a district near Tripoli (Robinson, Researches, 2, 494). The Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan give Orthosia, a town on the coast to the northeast of Tripolis. SEE CANAANITE.

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