hollow Syria, the name (not found in Scripture) given by the Greeks to the extensive valley, about 100 miles long, between the Lebanon and the Anti-Lebanon range of mountains.
Antiochus, after subduing the greater part of coele-syria, had once more dismissed his army into winter quarters.
With Kamdu in coele-syria the catalogue of cities begins afresh.
In coele-syria and Phoenicia the situation remained unchanged.
He ended by adjuring the king not to be diverted from his purpose without better reason, nor to abandon his hopes in coele-syria.
Antiochus and Ptolemy determined to bring their claims to coele-syria to the decision of a battle.