Amos 1:10

10 So I will send down fire on the walls of Tyre, and all its fortresses will be destroyed.”

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 slaughter the people of Ashdod and destroy the king of Ashkelon. Then I will turn to attack Ekron, and the few Philistines still left will be killed,” says the Sovereign LORD .
9 This is what the LORD says: “The people of Tyre have sinned again and again, and I will not let them go unpunished! They broke their treaty of brotherhood with Israel, selling whole villages as slaves to Edom.
10 So I will send down fire on the walls of Tyre, and all its fortresses will be destroyed.”
11 This is what the LORD says: “The people of Edom have sinned again and again, and I will not let them go unpunished! They chased down their relatives, the Israelites, with swords, showing them no mercy. In their rage, they slashed them continually and were unrelenting in their anger.
12 So I will send down fire on Teman, and the fortresses of Bozrah will be destroyed.”