Amos 1:10

10 Therefore, I will send fire against the walls of Tyre, and it will consume its citadels.

Amos 1:10 Meaning and Commentary

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.

Amos 1:10 In-Context

8 I will cut off the ruler from Ashdod, and the one who wields the scepter from Ashkelon. I will also turn My hand against Ekron, and the remainder of the Philistines will perish. The Lord God has spoken.
9 The Lord says: I will not relent from punishing Tyre for three crimes, even four, because they handed over a whole community of exiles to Edom and broke a treaty of brotherhood.
10 Therefore, I will send fire against the walls of Tyre, and it will consume its citadels.
11 The Lord says: I will not relent from punishing Edom for three crimes, even four, because he pursued his brother with the sword. He stifled his compassion, his anger tore [at them] continually, and he harbored his rage incessantly.
12 Therefore, I will send fire against Teman, and it will consume the citadels of Bozrah.