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tyre


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tyre  \Tyre\,  [Tamil  tayir.] 
  Curdled  milk.  [India] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tyre  \Tyre\,  n.  &  v. 
  Attire.  See  2d  and  3d  {Tire}.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tyre  \Tyre\,  v.  i. 
  To  prey.  See  4th  {Tire}.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tyre 
  n  :  covering  for  a  wheel;  "automobile  tires  are  usually  made  of 
  rubber  and  filled  with  compressed  air"  [syn:  {tire}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Tyre 
  a  rock,  now  es-Sur;  an  ancient  Phoenician  city,  about  23  miles, 
  in  a  direct  line  north  of  Acre,  and  20  south  of  Sidon.  Sidon 
  was  the  oldest  Phoenician  city,  but  Tyre  had  a  longer  and  more 
  illustrious  history.  The  commerce  of  the  whole  world  was 
  gathered  into  the  warehouses  of  Tyre.  "Tyrian  merchants  were  the 
  first  who  ventured  to  navigate  the  Mediterranean  waters;  and 
  they  founded  their  colonies  on  the  coasts  and  neighbouring 
  islands  of  the  AEgean  Sea,  in  Greece,  on  the  northern  coast  of 
  Africa,  at  Carthage  and  other  places,  in  Sicily  and  Corsica,  in 
  Spain  at  Tartessus  and  even  beyond  the  pillars  of  Hercules  at 
  Gadeira  (Cadiz)"  (Driver's  Isaiah).  In  the  time  of  David  a 
  friendly  alliance  was  entered  into  between  the  Hebrews  and  the 
  Tyrians  who  were  long  ruled  over  by  their  native  kings  (2  Sam. 
  5:11;  1  Kings  5:1;  2  Chr.  2:3). 
 
  Tyre  consisted  of  two  distinct  parts  a  rocky  fortress  on  the 
  mainland,  called  "Old  Tyre,"  and  the  city,  built  on  a  small 
  rocky  island  about  half-a-mile  distant  from  the  shore.  It  was  a 
  place  of  great  strength.  It  was  besieged  by  Shalmaneser,  who  was 
  assisted  by  the  Phoenicians  of  the  mainland,  for  five  years,  and 
  by  Nebuchadnezzar  (B.C.  586-573)  for  thirteen  years,  apparently 
  without  success.  It  afterwards  fell  under  the  power  of  Alexander 
  the  Great,  after  a  siege  of  seven  months,  but  continued  to 
  maintain  much  of  its  commercial  importance  till  the  Christian 
  era.  It  is  referred  to  in  Matt.  11:21  and  Acts  12:20.  In  A.D. 
  1291  it  was  taken  by  the  Saracens,  and  has  remained  a  desolate 
  ruin  ever  since. 
 
  "The  purple  dye  of  Tyre  had  a  worldwide  celebrity  on  account 
  of  the  durability  of  its  beautiful  tints,  and  its  manufacture 
  proved  a  source  of  abundant  wealth  to  the  inhabitants  of  that 
  city." 
 
  Both  Tyre  and  Sidon  "were  crowded  with  glass-shops,  dyeing  and 
  weaving  establishments;  and  among  their  cunning  workmen  not  the 
  least  important  class  were  those  who  were  celebrated  for  the 
  engraving  of  precious  stones."  (2  Chr.  2:7,14). 
 
  The  wickedness  and  idolatry  of  this  city  are  frequently 
  denounced  by  the  prophets,  and  its  final  destruction  predicted 
  (Isa.  23:1;  Jer.  25:22;  Ezek.  26;  28:1-19;  Amos  1:9,  10;  Zech. 
  9:2-4). 
 
  Here  a  church  was  founded  soon  after  the  death  of  Stephen,  and 
  Paul,  on  his  return  from  his  third  missionary  journey  spent  a 
  week  in  intercourse  with  the  disciples  there  (Acts  21:4).  Here 
  the  scene  at  Miletus  was  repeated  on  his  leaving  them  They  all 
  with  their  wives  and  children,  accompanied  him  to  the  sea-shore. 
  The  sea-voyage  of  the  apostle  terminated  at  Ptolemais,  about  38 
  miles  from  Tyre.  Thence  he  proceeded  to  Caesarea  (Acts  21:5-8). 
 
  "It  is  noticed  on  monuments  as  early  as  B.C.  1500,  and 
  claiming,  according  to  Herodotus,  to  have  been  founded  about 
  B.C.  2700.  It  had  two  ports  still  existing,  and  was  of 
  commercial  importance  in  all  ages,  with  colonies  at  Carthage 
  (about  B.C.  850)  and  all  over  the  Mediterranean.  It  was  often 
  attacked  by  Egypt  and  Assyria,  and  taken  by  Alexander  the  Great 
  after  a  terrible  siege  in  B.C.  332.  It  is  now  a  town  of  3,000 
  inhabitants,  with  ancient  tombs  and  a  ruined  cathedral.  A  short 
  Phoenician  text  of  the  fourth  century  B.C.  is  the  only  monument 
  yet  recovered." 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Tyre,  Tyrus,  strength;  rock;  sharp 
 




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