Syria Named for Surriyah or Sur Meaning Big Rock of Tyre But Almost a Millennium Previously Assyria Land for Asshur


People confuse Assyria with Syria, but Assyria was named for Asshur (a son of Shem) circa 2200 b. c. (just after the Tower of Babel), then about eight hundred years later, when the Ice Age had ended for a coastal hill of Canaan land to have become the nearshore island of Tyre (from Tsor meaning big rock), that land of northern Canaan became known as Syria, also Phoenicia, for Phoenix who helped Cadmus bring phonics (sounded alphabet) to the Mediterranean circa 1400 b. c.