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Chapter 1 - Letter from a Friend

The prophecy of the ancient city of Tyre

'They will destroy the walls of Tyre, and pull down her towers; I
will scrape away her rubble and make her a bare rock. Out in the
sea she will become a place to spread fishnets, for I have spoken,
declares the Sovereign Lord. I will make you like a bare rock:,
and you will become a place to spread fishnets. You will never be
rebuilt, for I the Lord have spoken, declares the Sovereign Lord.'

Ezekiel 26:4-14

When God spoke to the prophet Ezekiel, it seemed as if the great rich
city of Tyre on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea could never be
destroyed. Yet the prophecy was fulfilled exactly.

First, Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, destroyed the city of Tyre.
But Tyre had to wait 250 years for the rest of the prophecy to come
true.

The people of that country built a new town on an island a little way
out in the sea, and called it 'Tyre.' In 332 B.C. Alexander the Great
came to attack this new Tyre out on the island.

Since he had no navy to fight against the island town, he ordered his
men to gather all the ruins of old Tyre and cast them into the sea, and
so a road was built out to the island. In building the roadto the island,
they even scraped up all the gravel from the site of old Tyre. The
prophecy was right.