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The war to come – Tyre follows Gaza

Author Stephen Pidgeon - Monday, January 26, 2015


Karmel has withered.  Damascus has come under judgment.  Gaza has come under judgment.  What follows, according to Amoc?

Amoc (Amos) 1:9

Thus says YAHUAH; For three transgressions of Tsor, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom, and remembered not the brotherly covenant: 10 But I will send a fire on the wall of Tsor, which shall devour the palaces thereof.

What is this place Tsor? In common English translations, this is the word Tyre.  The word which appears in the Hebrew is not really even close, but over the years, the name Tyre has been the selected interpretation.  In the Eth Cepher, we have transliterated the name not as Tyre, or even Tyrus, but rather Tsor, because that is how it is identified in the Hebrew.  Let’s take a look at the Hebrew:

צֹר Tsor (Strong’s 6865, or the same as 6864); a rock; Tsor, a place in Palestine: i.e.,Tyre, or Tyrus.

But, a review of other words spelled the same yields different meanings.  Take a look at Strong’s 6864. צֹר tsor, which means a knife, flint, or sharp stone.  Here we see the spelling as tsadi (צ) and resh (ר).  And finally, consider Strong’s 6863, spelled in the original Hebrew as tsadi (צ) and resh (ר), i.e., צֵר tser, meaning rock.

The city of modern Tyre, unlike almost every other location on the coast of the Levant, juts out into the sea as a natural port – jutting out like a rock.  The city is first identified in the book of Yahusha:

Yahusha (Joshua) 19:24-31

And the fifth lot came out for the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families. 25 And their border was Chelqath,  and Chaliy,  and Beten, and Akshaph, 26 And Allammelek,  and Am`ad,  and Mish’al;  and reaches to Karmel westward, and to Shiychor Livnath;  27 And turns toward the sunrising to Beyt Dagon, and reaches to Zevulun, and to the valley of Yiphtach’el toward the north side of Beyt Ha-Emeq,  and Ne`iy’el,  and goes out to Kavul  on the left hand, 28 And Chevron, and Rechov, and Chammon,  and Qanah, even unto great Tsiydon; 29 And then the coast turns to Ramah, and to the strong city Tsor;  and the coast turns to Chocah;  and the outgoings thereof are at the sea from the coast to Akziyv: 30 Ummah also, and Apheq, and Rechov: twenty and two cities with their villages. 31 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families, these cities with their villages.

The discussion of the city of Tsor – the rock - here at its earliest mention, refers to it as a strong city.  In Shemu’el Sheniy 24:7, Tsor is referred to as a strong hold, or in the Hebrew, מִבְצָר  m’btsar, which means castle, or fortified city; figuratively, a defender; a fenced fortress, or strong hold.  This word is derived from the Hebrew root בָּצַר batsar, which means an isolated fortress.

Consider this passage in Yesha’yahu, which is very enlightening:

Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 23:8

Who has taken this counsel against Tsor, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honourable of the earth?

The Hebrew word that is translated as traffickers is כְּנַ֫עַן kena‛anı (Strong’s 3667), which means a Kenaanite or inhabitant of Kenaan; by implication a peddler (the Cananites standing for their neighbors the Ishmaelites, who conducted mercantile caravans): Canaanite, merchant, trafficker.

So we discover that the city of Tsor is a strong city, a strong hold, an isolated fortress, and a crowning city whose merchants are Canaanite princes.   

Tsor now becomes the focal point of the prophecy of Amoc saying: For three transgressions of Tsor, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom, and remembered not the brotherly covenant: 10 But I will send a fire on the wall of Tsor, which shall devour the palaces thereof.

This prophecy has of course its war setting.  The group Hezbollah occupies that portion of Lebanon where Tsor and Tsiydon are located; that is, they occupy southern Lebanon.  Hezbollah, a Shiite Muslim group, was formed following the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982. Hezbollah has become a competing entity with the lawful government of Lebanon, following the devastating civil war which began the displacement of the Christian Lebanese leadership in favor of competing Muslim factions.  Hezbollah waged a guerilla war against Israel during its occupation of certain portions of southern Lebanon until Israel’s withdrawal in 2000, and also fought against Israel in the 2006 Lebanon War.

For three transgressions of Tsor, and for four . . . is there a third in the works? On January 18, 2015, Israel carried out airstrike on convoy in Syria, killing 11 people, including several commanders from Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah. On January 20, 2015, Iran and Hezbollah declared that they are planning ‘imminent’ joint invasion of Israel's northern Galilee region, according to ‘high level intelligence.’ Even an Israeli general warned that Hezbollah was likely planning attack on the Galilee, so Israel began moving troops to the region after Tehran warned of ‘crushing response.’ Chris Pleasance, MailOnLine, Iran and Hezbollah are planning 'imminent' joint invasion of Israel's northern Galilee region according to 'high level intelligence'


PWuBN2z9. Published: 11:59 EST, 20 January 2015; updated: 16:12 EST, 20 January 2015.

For three transgressions of Tsor, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom, and remembered not the brotherly covenant: 10 But I will send a fire on the wall of Tsor, which shall devour the palaces thereof.

If you are using Greek lineal thinking on this, you might miss the most significant transgression in this passage.  For YAHUAH says, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom, and remembered not the brotherly covenant:

Compare this to the statement given in Amoc 1:6. Thus says YAHUAH; For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they carried away captive the whole captivity, to deliver them up to Edom:

What is this business of carrying away captive the whole captivity?  Or, in the case of Tsor, delivering up the whole of the captivity?

The Hebrew word for captive is galah, which means to exile.  Therefore, the Hebrew word for the captivity is galuth (ya’ big galoot), which means the exiles, or exiled.  The punishment comes on Gaza because they carried into exile the whole of those exiled, delivering them up to Edom.  The punishment comes on Tsor, because they delivered up the whole of the exiles to Edom

Consider that Edom (אדם), spelled aleph-dalet-mem safit, is a word that has the same spelling as adom (spelled aleph-dalet-mem safit), which means red, which has the same spelling as Adam, (spelled aleph-dalet-mem safit).  Edom is of course Esau, which was integrated into Ishma’el, and is now the Arab world. 

The transgression for which Gaza was punished, and for which Tsor will be punished, has to do with the delivering of the exiles into Islam, which is identified in the scriptural text as Edom. 

Therefore, the next war to come under the Amoc prophecy, is the war with Hezbollah, and fire will come upon its walls, and its palaces will be devoured. And all of this around the next blood red moon, the adom yare’ach shelishiy.

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