Family Ties: Nebuchadnezzar, Nabonidus, Belshazzar, and Nitocris

Regular readers of this blog may know that one of the first lines of evidence that caused me to begin questioning my Christian faith had to do with the Book of Daniel. There are a number of issues within the book that have led the majority of scholars to conclude that it was not written… Continue reading Family Ties: Nebuchadnezzar, Nabonidus, Belshazzar, and Nitocris

An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 5

Now that we've actually covered Ezekiel's prophecy of Tyre in detail, I'd like to make some closing observations. The Track Record For a moment, let's consider the way the Old Testament god operates. He does nothing halfway. One of the examples that really stands out to me is the story of Elijah versus the 450… Continue reading An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 5

An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 4

In this study so far, I've argued that Ezekiel's prophecy against Tyre fails on the surface, since he claimed Tyre would be utterly destroyed and never rebuilt and that didn't happen. We've also covered a brief history of Tyre, and we've examined the first 6 verses of the prophecy and determined that the prophecy is… Continue reading An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 4

An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 3

In the first post, I argued that this prophecy simply fails at face value. Ezekiel predicted that Tyre would be completely destroyed and never rebuilt, yet that didn't happen. Tyre experienced a long history of both prosperity and calamity, and today, it's the 4th largest city in Lebanon. In the second post, I briefly recounted… Continue reading An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 3

An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 2

In the previous post, I argued that this prophecy simply fails at face value. Ezekiel predicted that Tyre would be completely destroyed and never rebuilt, yet that didn't happen. Tyre experienced a long history of both prosperity and calamity, and today, it's the 4th largest city in Lebanon. In this post, we'll examine that history… Continue reading An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 2