Years Will Pass; God’s Word Will Not

Ezekiel 26:3, “Therefore, thus says the Lord God: ‘Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and will bring up many nations against you as the sea brings up its waves.'” ESV

“This prophecy of the destruction of the city of Tyre is an illustration of the ‘gaps’ that are evident in many prophetic chronologies. God announced a program of judgment against Tyre (v. 2) in which Tyre would end up being ‘a place for the spreading of nets’ (v. 5). God began with the attacks of Nebuchadnezzar, who destroyed the city on the mainland in approximately 573 BC after a thirteen-year siege. The city was rebuilt on an island, but it was destroyed in 332 BC by Alexander the Great. Between verse 11 and 12 there is an interval of 240 years, for it was Alexander, not Nebuchadnezzar, who laid the stones and timber in the water (v. 12) in order to build a causeway to conquer the island city. The causeway Alexander built trapped the sand carried by the tides, and to this day, fishermen still spread their nets on the beaches where this great city once stood.” ESV Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible Notes

Years may pass, but God’s word will always come to pass.

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