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How was Tyre destroyed? (Isaiah 23:1–5)

A Prophecy Against Tyre
23 A prophecy against Tyre:

Wail, you ships of Tarshish!
    For Tyre is destroyed
    and left without house or harbor.
From the land of Cyprus
    word has come to them.

2 Be silent, you people of the island
    and you merchants of Sidon,
    whom the seafarers have enriched.
3 On the great waters
    came the grain of the Shihor;
the harvest of the Nile[a] was the revenue of Tyre,
    and she became the marketplace of the nations.

4 Be ashamed, Sidon, and you fortress of the sea,
    for the sea has spoken:
“I have neither been in labor nor given birth;
    I have neither reared sons nor brought up daughters.”
5 When word comes to Egypt,
    they will be in anguish at the report from Tyre.

Isaiah 23:1 - 5

ESV - 1 The oracle concerning Tyre. Wail, O ships of Tarshish, for Tyre is laid waste, without house or harbor! From the land of Cyprus it is revealed to them. 2 Be still, O inhabitants of the coast; the merchants of Sidon, who cross the sea, have filled you.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I would say that, although Tyre was besieged by Nebuchadnezzar (the Babylonian king who had also conquered and exiled Judah, as described in 2 Kings 24-25), the greatest temporal judgment from God against Tyre (in fulfillment of the prophecy cited in the question, and to which Jesus was referring in Matthew 11:21 and Luke 10:13) was inflicted in 322 B.C. by Alexander the Great, who completely destroyed the city at that time -- although it was later rebuilt under Roman rule.

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