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 "Tyre" by Robert I Bradshaw
Tyre depended upon Israel for its food supply (Acts 12:20), while Israel made use of the two major assets of Tyre: its access to the sea-trading routes and its abundant supply of timber (1 Kings 5:8-11) (Patterson and Austel, 1988: 58).
21:18-23) and Tyre in 586 (26-28; 29:17-20) (Miller and Hayes, 1986: 413).
This siege lasted for 13 years, during which the Babylonian soldiers aged (Ezekiel 29:18): "Their heads have all gone bald, their shoulders are all chafed," all to no avail as Tyre did not capitulate (Bikai: 1992, 52).
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 Tyre and the Daughter of Tyre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The second siege, which reduced it a second time to captivity, plunged it again into the state of oblivion from which it endeavored to extricate itself; and this oblivion, says Rollin, from whom we are quoting, continued the exact time predicted by the prophet (Isa.
And Tyre, on the other side, as from a common source, dispersed this varied abundance over all kingdoms, and infected them with its corrupt manners, by inspiring them with a love for ease, vanity, luxury, and voluptuousness.A long, uninterrupted series of prosperity had swelled the pride of Tyre.
Tyre was likewise the emporium, or commercial center, or capital, of the fleets of Tarshish.
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 Siege of Tyre and Gaza   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
He reached Tyre in 332 BC and it refused to surrender; thus begins the Siege of Tyre.
The siege of Tyre had a lasting effect, for the causeway stayed, silted up, and today Tyre is connected to the mainland.
In a fit of rage, Alexander is said to have dragged the body of Batis around the walls of the city behind a chariot in emulation of Achilles with the body of Hector.
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 Siege of Tyre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alexander used the debris of the abandoned mainland city to build a causeway and once within reach of the city walls, he used his siege engines to batter and finally breach the fortifications.
Alexander granted pardon to the King of Tyre and his family, whilst the 30,000 residents and foreigners taken were sold into slavery.
Tyre, the ancient capital of the Phoenician Empire, is an island city with two natural harbors on the landward side.
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 Siege - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
At the siege of Rabbath-Ammon Joab seems to have deprived the city of its water-supply and rendered it untenable (2 Samuel 11:1; 12:27).
The siege of Lachish (2 Kings 18:13,14; Isaiah 36:1,2) by Sennacherib is the subject of a series of magnificent reliefs from the mound of Koyunjik (Layard, Monuments of Nineveh, lI, plates 20, 21, 22).
In the siege of Jerusalem by the Chaldeans, which ended in the overthrow of the city and the destruction of the Temple, the sufferings of the inhabitants from hunger and disease were incredible (2 Kings 25:3; Jeremiah 32:24; Lamentations 2:20; 4:8-10).
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Tyre stood firm, but it was probable that at this time the residents of the mainland city abandoned it for the safety of the island.
During the Byzantine era, the Archbishop of Tyre was the primate of all the bishops of Phoenicia.
Tomb of Hiram: On the road to Qana El-Jaleel, (6 Kilometers southeast of Tyre) is a burial monument from the Persian period (550 - 330 B.C.).
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 Tyre in Prophecy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This is not contradictory to Prophesy in Isaiah 23.
Notes: (1) Tyre "in the midst of the sea": Ezekiel 26:5; 27:32; "on the sea… imposing terror on the mainland": Ezekiel 26:17; "borders in the heart of the seas" Ezekiel 27:4; 28:2; cf Esarhaddon: "I conquered Tyre which lies in the middle of the sea (sa qabal tamtim)".
Tyre was already a city on an island in the fourteenth century B.C., as we learn from an Egyptian papyrus of that date.
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 The Siege of Tyre in 1111-12, according to Ibn Al-Qalanisi
The Siege of Tyre in 1111-12, according to Ibn Al-Qalanisi
The Siege of Tyre in 1111-12, according to the Chronicle of Ibn Al-Qalanisi
March) the men of Tyre made a sortie from the bastions with Greek fire, firewood, pitch, and incendiary equipment, and being unable to penetrate to either of the towers, threw the fire close to the smaller one where the Franks could not protect it from the flames.
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 Till's Errors Concerning Tyre [p. 4]
Tyre still exists today but is a minor port, and its wealth is gone.
And they shall destroy the walls of Tyre and break down her towers; I will scrape her dust from her, and make her like the top of a rock.
Indeed, Ezekiel mentions (29:18-19) that the Babylonian king would receive "wages from Tyre." The they of verse 12, or the "many nations" of verse 3, were the ones prophesied to lay siege against Tyre -- and not in one generation.
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 Destruction Of Tyre by Alexander the Great and Nebuchadnezzar
Tyre, the famous Phoenician seaport, is located 20 miles south of Sidon on the Mediterranean coast.
Hiram, king of Tyre, was instrumental in the building of the Temple in Jerusalem during the time of Solomon (1 Kings 5:1-18).
It was constructed from stones and timber from the old city of Tyre on the mainland.
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 Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible | Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Tyre was taken in the middle of that period, but it is classed in common with the rest, some conquered sooner and others later, all, however, alike to be delivered at the end of the period.
Same figure [Isa 23:15] to express that Tyre would again prosper and attract commercial intercourse of nations to her, and be the same joyous, self-indulging city as before.
Jesus Christ visited the neighborhood of Tyre (Mt 15:21); Paul found disciples there (Ac 21:3-6); it early became a Christian bishopric, but the full evangelization of that whole race, as of the Ethiopians (Isa 18:1-7), of the Egyptians and Assyrians (Isa 19:1-25), is yet to come (Isa 60:5).
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 Tyre City, Lebanon
The priests of the city-god told him that the temple was built 2300 years previously when Tyre was founded, that is 2750 B.C. The Greeks believed that various aspects of their civilization had their origin in Tyre.
The introduction of the alphabet into Greece was attributed to Cadmus of Tyre, and it was Europa, the sister of Cadmus, who gave her name to the continent.
Elissa princess and daughter of king Mattan of Tyre city, extended Tyre's empire through the Mediterranean and founded Carthage in 814 B.C. Early in the 6th century B.C. Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, lay siege to the city for 13 years.
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 Ezekiel and the Oracles Against Tyre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
They will lay siege to Tyre, take the city and destroy it, kill its inhabitants, and loot its riches (which was a way to pay soldiers in the ancient world).
The city of Tyre did pass into Babylonian vassalage, but that was the result of a negotiated settlement that required tribute, a form of taxation (or extortion).
The city of Tyre was not destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar or the Babylonians, and in fact continued to thrive as a commercial center.
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 Siege of Jerusalem (1187) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Tyre, Balian of Ibelin, Lord of Ramla and Nablus - the highest ranking noble to escape the defeat at Hattin - had asked Saladin for safe passage to Jerusalem in order to retrieve his wife Maria Comnena and their family.
The armies of Syria and Egypt assembled under Saladin, and after a brief and unsuccessful siege of Tyre, the sultan arrived outside Jerusalem on September 20.
The Siege of Jerusalem was the climax of the plot of the 2005 movie Kingdom of Heaven directed and produced by Ridley Scott.
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 Phoenician Canaanite History Timeline
Origen died there in Tyre as a consequence of the tortures which he underwent under Decius, and was buried in the church magnificent cathedral.
The second council of Tyre examined the cause of Ibas, Bishop of Edessa, who was accused by the clerics of his church and absolved by this council.
The Christians in Tyre withstood a two years' siege by the Arabs; but Acre was made the chief port of the Christian kingdom and all the old Phoenician cities decline.
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 The Siege Of Tyre
Many view the siege of Tyre to be an aside or a footnote in Alexander’s conquest of Asia; it is neither.
With the fall of Tyre, the Persians ceased to be an effective sea power and European Hellas was spared the invasion which it had only been saved from by the fortuitous death of Memnon a year earlier.
With the fall of Tyre all coastal cities to the south surrendered with the exception of Gaza, that misfortunate spot on the sand befouled with the blood of men and women since the bronze age.
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 The Siege of Tyre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It was not dedicated to the Argive Heracles, the son of Alcmena; for this Heracles was honoured in Tyre many generations before Cadmus set out from Phoenicia and occupied Thebes, and before Semele, the daughter of Cadmus, was born, from whom Dionysus, the son of Zeus, was born.
Certainly, the siege of Tyre appeared to be a great enterprise; for the city was an island and fortified all round with lofty walls.
He then started from Sidon and sailed towards Tyre with his ships arranged in proper order, himself being on the right wing which stretched out seaward; and with him were the kings of the Cyprians, and all those of the Phoenicians except Pnytagoras, who with Craterus was commanding the left wing of the whole line.
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Walther Eichrodt ridicules this, noting the host of ancient references that describe Tyre as "an island in the midst of the sea," and he proposes that these verses are a "war song" added by later disciples to spice up the passage.
Tyre remained an important trading and manufacturing center that was fought over by Alexander's immediate successors, the Ptolemies and the Seleucids.
During the Crusades, Tyre remained strong and well-fortified, surviving a siege by Saladin in 1187-88 A.D. Finally, in 1291 A.D., the last wave of the nations crashed against Tyre.
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 Apologetics Press - The Fall of Tyre
It is to Tyre that the repatriated exiles turned for the rebuilding of Jerusalem under the grant of Cyrus (Ezra 3:7).
One of Tyre’s rulers also claimed to be a god, and this individual’s transgression constituted a further indictment against the city (Ezekiel 28:2).
Tyre, weakened by the conflict, soon recognized Babylonian authority, which effectively ended the city’s autonomy and any aspirations for a greater Phoenicia.
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 Middle East Online
Inhabitants of Tyre who stayed face a repeat of buried memories of Israel’s invasion of city in 1982.
Cut off from the rest of their country by the Israeli offensive, those inhabitants of Tyre who have not fled north now face a repeat of the past.
Israeli troops last powered into the city in 1982, as the Jewish state invaded civil war-ravaged Lebanon to try to break the Palestine Liberation Organisation, whose militants were ensconced in the country's refugee camps.
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 Ezekiel 27: Glory and Fall of Tyre
Tyre was a rock island city haying a king of its own.
"Tyre signifies interior knowledges, and Zidon exterior knowledges of spiritual things." (See A. 1201.) This signification is based upon the fact that the people of Tyre and Zidon at one time possessed the Ancient Word that is now lost, from which they cultivated the science of correspondences, and were in representative worship.
Tyre means, as already noted, "rock." Peter is the Greek word with the same meaning.
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 The siege of tyre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Five millennia of economic stress the siege of tyre in the largest hippodrome in antiquity.
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Unable to storm the city, the siege of tyre for thirteen.
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 IS FULFILLED PROPHECY OF VALUE FOR SCHOLARLY APOLOGETICS? | Christianpost.com- Christian News Online , Christian World ...
Perhaps the best collaboration with Ezekiel's description of the Babylonian attack and siege of Tyre comes from a campaign report of the Assyrian king Esarhaddon, who mentions building earthworks against Baal king of Tyre and withholding from them food and water.
Clearly, Alexander fulfilled the comments that the rubble of Tyre would be thrown into the sea, since the mainland ruins were used to build the land bridge out to the island.
However Ezekiel predicts that Tyre would not be rebuilt, and that it would become a place for the spreading of fishnets.
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 Barnes Notes on the Bible - Vol. 07   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It is made up of a succession of “apostrophes” directed either to Tyre itself, or to the nations with which it was accustomed to trade.
Indeed, it seems to be past all doubt, that the events here referred to pertain to the siege of Tyre by Nebuchadnezzar.
Tyre became distinguished for pride, luxury, and consequent dissipation; and the destruction that was to come upon it was to be a demonstration that wicked nations and cities wound incur the displeasure of God, and would be destroyed.
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 Satan - The Prince and King of Tyre
Tyre was a great seafaring, naval, and financial power, the Wall Street of its time.
Ultimately, Alexander the Great completed the conquest of Tyre by taking rubble from the ruins of the mainland construction and using it to build a road to the island so his armies could mount a sustained assault on the fortifications.
The simplest explanation of all this is that the King of Tyre represents the Anti-Christ (as the Prince of Tyre was the archetype of the Anti-Christ and that he is to be an incarnation of Satan as the true Christ was an incarnation of God.)
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 Outremer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Doge raised the siege and sailed to Acre, where it was decided that together the Franks and Venetians would besiege Tyre.
The siege of Tyre began on February 15, 1124.
The Prince of Antioch was dead, the lords of Jerusalem and Edessa were in Turkish prisons, and the greater part of the Frankish strength was assembled before the great walls of Tyre.
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Tyre, (Greek Týros) is an ancient Phoenician city in Lebanon on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, about 23 miles, in a direct line, north of Acre, and 20 south of Sidon.
It afterwards fell under the power of Alexander the Great, after a siege of seven months in which he built a causeway from the mainland to the island, but continued to maintain much of its commercial importance till the Christian era.
The city of Tyre was particularly known for the production of a rare sort of purple dye, known as Tyrian purple.
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 The Siege of Tyre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Alexander reached Tyre in 332 B.C. There he faced an interesting situation.
It was protected by high, heavy walls of stone, two miles in circumference and was half a mile off shore.
The first had to due with the length of the siege.
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 Tourism @ Lebanon.com
Founded at the start of the third millennium B.C., Tyre originally consisted of a mainland settlement and a modest island city that lay a short distance off shore.
For a period of nearly 50 years the General Directorate of Antiquities excavated in and around Tyre, concentrating on the three major Roman archaeological sites in the town, which can be seen today.
Tyre has a colorful souk (covered market) well worth exploring.
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 Oliver of Paderborn and his siege engine at Damietta
The ships used at Tyre and Syracuse were of a broadly similar design to those used in the Fifth Crusade - that is, with oars and steering boards on the sides.
The fact that these engines were used in the Ancient World, and that their use was reported in the writers of the period prompts the idea that Oliver had read of them in some Classical account and employed this knowledge in the field.
Geoffrey Plantagenet had used it in 1147 during the siege of a castle in the Loire valley and the same copy may have belonged to his Greatgrandfather, Fulk the Black, in the tenth century.
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