Ezekiel Tyres Out - Ozmoroid Bloviates

Ezekiel 26 contains a prophecy concerning the city of Tyre that many Christians claim has been fulfilled and provides evidence of the accuracy of the Bible. Even a cursory examination of this claim leads one to marvel at the mental gymnastics involved in this process.

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Comment by Leo on August 17, 2009 at 8:36pm
'Many Nations' -

"After Nebuchadnezzar’s attack of the city “a period of great depression” plagued the city which was assimilated into the Persian Empire around 538 B.C. (Fleming, p. 47). In 392 B.C., “Tyre was involved in the war which arose between the Persians and Evagorus of Cyprus” in which the king of Egypt “took Tyre by assault” (p. 52). Sixty years later, in 332, Alexander the Great besieged Tyre and crushed it (see below for further elaboration). Soon after this defeat, Ptolemy of Egypt conquered and subjugated Tyre until about 315 B.C. when Atigonus of Syria besieged Tyre for 15 months and captured it (Fleming, p. 65). In fact, Tyre was contested by so many foreign forces that Fleming wrote: “It seemed ever the fate of the Phoenician cities to be between an upper and a nether millstone” (p. 66). Babylon, Syria, Egypt, Rome, Greece, Armenia, and Persia are but a sampling of the “many nations” that had a part in the ultimate destruction of Tyre." - http://www.apologeticspress.org/articles/3077
Comment by Reggie on August 17, 2009 at 8:54pm
Hello, Leo. Did you watch the video in it's entirety? I ask because Ozmoroid addresses some of the apologetics you list below. If he is correct about the biblical claims, then it would follow that the prophesy did not come to pass since the city is still around and was never "ultimately" destroyed.


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