26:7-12 Jer 25:9 27:6
* a great.
Nebuchadnezzar was thirteen years employed in the siege.
During this long siege, the soldiers must have endured great
hardships; their heads would become bald by constantly wearing
their helmets; and their shoulders be peeled by carrying
materials to and from the works.
St. Jerome asserts, on the authority of the Assyrian
histories, that when the Tyrians saw their city must fall,
they put their most valuable effects on board their ships, and
fled with them to the islands, and their colonies, "so that,
the city being taken, Nebuchadnezzar found nothing worthy of