Comment: When the archeologists agree with me, why not?

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When the archeologists agree with me, why not?

The last third of the article I cited above is devoted to that issue. Here's one paragraph that seems closest to answering your question, though the rest is worth reading also:

"The statement that Tyre will never be rebuilt means more than the restructuring of stones, wood and mortar. Tyre will never regain international prominence as a world trader and colonizer. She will never be a rich, prosperous, flourishing, world power as she was in Ezekiel’s day. The denial of rebuilding goes far beyond a mere architectural project. It must include making Tyre into the person she was in the early sixth century BC. It must be kept in mind that the meaning is 'you will never be rebuilt,' not 'the city will never be rebuilt.'”

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass