Amos 1:10

10 I will send fire on the walls of Tyre that will consume her fortresses.”

Read Amos 1:10 Using Other Translations

But I will send a fire on the wall of Tyrus, which shall devour the palaces thereof.
So I will send a fire upon the wall of Tyre, and it shall devour her strongholds."
So I will send down fire on the walls of Tyre, and all its fortresses will be destroyed.”

What does Amos 1:10 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Amos 1:10

But I will send a fire on the wall of Tyrus
An enemy to destroy the walls of it: this was done either by Shalmaneser king of the Assyrians, in the times of Eulaeus king of the Tyrians, of whose expedition against it Josephus F19 makes mention: or by Nebuchadnezzar, who took it after thirteen years' siege of it, in the time of Ithobalus {t}: or by Alexander, by whom it was taken, as Curtius F21 relates, after it had been besieged seven months: which shall devour the palaces thereof;
of the governor, the great men and merchants in it. Alexander ordered all to be slain but those that fled to the temples, and fire to be put to the houses; which made it a most desolate place, as the above historian has recorded.


F19 Antiqu. l. 9. c. 14. sect. 2.
F20 Hist. Phoenic. apud Joseph. contr. Apion. l. 1. c. 21.
F21 Hist. l. 4. c. 4.
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