Queen Jezabel, wife of Achab, was the daughter of a king of Sidon ( 1 Kings ), for the city for a long time had its own rulers, although we find the inhabitants rendering service to David for the building of the temple ( 1 Chronicles 22:4 ).
Sidon was taken several times by the Assyrian kings, to whom its rulers paid tribute; finally in 676, when its name was changed to Ir-Asaraddon, and its inhabitants were killed, or carried captive into Assyria.
It is only a help; a disposition; a means though a fitting one, for the attainment oftrue perfection. Jerome, is an effort to attain true perfection, penance being only an auxiliary virtue thereto.
It should be noted also that the expression " fasting and abstinence " is commonly used in Scripture and by ascetic writers as a generic term for all sorts of penance.
C., when the Philistines, after partly destroying Sidon, built on the old foundations the city of Dor, above Jaffa.