Originally posted by C Hess
Seriously? You're all just gonna let this one fall? I guess they really are failed prophecies. Awkward.
Assuming the clearly non-academic person who put this website together starts with his imagined big guns, we can examine his declaration of the alleged failed prophecy of the destruction of Tyre.
His claim is based on a misreading of the text.
How incredibly novel.
It would be nice to--- just once!--- have a claim that is actually based on something substantive.
Mr. Rational Wiki claims:
In this block of text God states quite blatantly that Nebuchadnezzar would sack and destroy completely the city of Tyre. However the events given in this passage never did come to pass. After a 13 year siege Nebuchadnezzar withdrew his forces. Despite being conquered and razed (torn down) by Alexander the Great 240 years later, Tyre still exists.
He is referencing Ezekiel 26:1-21.
Verses 7-11 of that passage speak of Nebuchadrezzar's siege of the ancient Phoenician city of Tyre.
Prior to the five verses specifying Nebuchadrezzar (and beginning in verse three), the prophecy given to Ezekiel from God speaks of an assault on Tyre from many nations... multiple assaults from multiple nations which lead to the demise of that once-most powerful city-state of Phoenicia.
The verses which are directly related to Nebuchadrezzar use the third person singular masculine nominative or dative singular pronouns 'he' or 'him' beginning in verse seven and continue through verse eleven.
The verses which refer to many nations in three use the third-person plural personal pronoun (subjective case) 'they' beginning in verse four (I will not list the six uses here).
With an elliptical break to describe the specific destruction headed Tyre's way at the hands of a named king in verse seven through eleven, the passage reverts back to the pronoun 'they' in describing the actions of the nameless many nations.
So point one: miss.
The next complaint is that Tyre still exists.
Yes it does.
However, Tyre which was destroyed--- dismantled, razed--- was a powerful city-state of Phoenicia
The Tyre which exists today is a port city in Lebanon
, the original island still unoccupied.
What was once a traditional center for commerce and culture was wiped off the face of the planet, silenced.
Point two: miss.
Why waste time with the rest of the drivel which have repeatedly revealed as wanting?
If you wish to, feel free.