27:24 thy merchants. This 27th chapter of Ezekiel gives a remarkable picture of the incredible wealth of Tyre, generated by its worldwide shipping trade. Phoenicia had “merchants” everywhere in the known world, as well as a mercenary army (Ezekiel 27:10). It was a coveted prize, besieged for thirteen years by Nebuchadnezzar and then, 250 years later when it had lost much of its former glory, for seven months by Alexander the Great.
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