26:4 break down her towers. Nebuchadnezzar, as here prophesied, did destroy the walls and towers of Tyre when he invaded her during the period 585–572 B.C. However, many of her people escaped to an island near the coast, where their city continued strong and prosperous for another 250 years.
26:4 top of a rock. Alexander the Great, in expanding his Greek empire, was able finally to reach and conquer the island city of Tyre in 332 B.C., by building a causeway to it out of the ruins of the old mainland city, literally “scraping the dust” from her, leaving it “like the top of a rock.”