Re: Tyre

Dick Fischer (
Mon, 03 Mar 1997 21:02:55 -0600

> The oracles against the Prince of Tyre (& they are against him
>personally as well as the economically powerful city) would totally lose
>their force if they were really directed against his descendants
>centuries in the future: "In the long run we are all dead."
> 29:17-20 states explicitly that N's army besieging Tyre had been
>working for God. Doing what? The inclusion of these verses serves no
>purpose on your interpretation.

Perhaps, but Eze. 28:11-19 is directed at the king of Tyre, yet
universally is regarded as a tirade against the Prince of Darkness.
I see little difference in regarding the prophesy naming Nebuchadrezar
fulfilled by Alexander.

Dick Fischer