25. ID Tyre

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Tyre is an ancient Phoenician city that was the center of the purple dye industry. Tyre assumed all of the leadership of Phoenicia. Friendly relations were established with the Hebrews and King Solomon. King Solomon sent people to King Hiram, the king of Tyre,for materials and for skilled workmen to build the temple in Jerusalem. The name Tyre translates to "rock". Tyre consisted of two major parts in the city, the trade center, and "Old Tyre" that was further up mainland. The Tyrians made purple dye out of Murex Shellfish which was very valuable and showed signs of wealth and royalty. Tyre was the most powerful Phoenician city after surpassing the city-state of Sidon.


Leila Rose Wallace

Sources - Manual pg. 118 - http://www.ancient.eu/Tyre/ Picture- https://heavenawaits.wordpress.com/babylon’s-“twin-city”-in-scripture/