Summary: Located in modern-day Lebanon, the Phoenician port city of Sidon is situated
along the Mediterranean Sea, about twenty-five miles north of the city of Tyre (see
MAP). The fame of both John the Baptizer and Yeshua was widespread, and many would
travel from Sidon to witness the works of both prophets.
During the second year of Yeshua’s ministry (35 CE), he and his disciples journeyed
to Tyre and then Sidon to teach among the people (Y:17:42). It was on his way from
Tyre to Sidon that Yeshua visited the house of Callistus and left having adopting
the young boy whom he named Jude (Y:22:70-84).
During his stay in Sidon, Yeshua received a letter from Abgar Ouchama, the ‘king
of Edessa’, requesting that he come and heal him of an illness (Y:25:4-20). Yeshua
writes back, promising to send one of his disciples at a later date to heal him.