26:3 Tyrus. Tyre was the greatest city of the Phoenicians, who were the preeminent maritime people of the ancient world. This was a small coastal nation, now more or less the region occupied by Lebanon, especially noted for its cedar forests, and other trees. King Hiram of Tyre had assisted David and Solomon in building the temple (I Kings 5:1-12) and Hiram himself acknowledged that the God of Israel had made heaven and earth (II Chronicles 2:12). Nevertheless, the Phoenicians as a whole were licentious idolaters. Jezebel, a princess of the Phoenicians, married King Ahab of Judah and introduced Baal worship into Judah (I Kings 16:31-33).