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.


FOOTNOTES:

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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