forgotten seventy years

Isaiah 23:15

23:15 forgotten seventy years. It is interesting that Tyre, like Judah, was to be “forgotten” for seventy years (Jeremiah 25:11-12). Tyre was semi-autonomous under the Assyrians, until conquered by Nebuchadnezzar and his Babylonian hosts. Although it continued to exist after that, and even revived to a degree when Cyrus conquered Babylon, Tyre never regained the power and prestige it enjoyed for many centuries before the Assyrian invasion. It was finally destroyed by Alexander the Great. The “seventy years” may correlate with the approximately seventy years between Nebuchadnezzar’s conquest of Tyre and its revival under Cyrus.

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