These verses (3-6) contain a summary prediction of what befel
both the continental and insular Tyre, during a long
succession of ages. The former was totally destroyed by
Nebuchadnezzar, after a siege of thirteen years, B.C. 573; and
the latter, which arose out of its ruins, after seventy years
recovered its ancient wealth and splendour, as foretold by
Isaiah, (ch. 23:15-17.) After it was taken and burnt by
Alexander, B.C. 332, it speedily recovered its strength and
dignity, and nineteen years afterwards withstood both the
fleets and armies of Antigonus. Agreeably to the prophetic
declarations, (Ps 45:12; 72:10. Isa 23:18. Zec 9:1-7,) it
was early converted to Christianity; and after being
successively taken by the Saracens, Christians, Mamalukes, and
Turks, in whose hands it still remains, it became "a place for
the spreading of nets."
* I am.
5:8 21:3 28:22 38:3 Jer 21:13 50:31 Na 2:12
Mic 4:11 Zec 14:2
* as the sea.
27:26,32-34 Ps 93:3,4 107:25 Isa 5:30 Jer 6:23 51:42 Lu 21:25