Sidon

Prophecy Concerning the City-State of Sidon

Ezekiel also spoke against the city-state of Sidon:

“and say, “Thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, I am against you, O Sidon; I will be glorified in your midst; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I execute judgments in her and am hallowed in her. For I will send pestilence upon her, and blood in her streets; the wounded shall be judged in her midst by the sword against her on every side; then they shall know that I am the LORD.”     Ezekiel 28: 22, 23

Instead of extinction, this passage points to a bloody future awaiting Sidon. This has been Sidon’s lot over time. A quick snapshot of its history is as follows:

In 351BC, some 40,000 Sidonians were killed while fighting the Persians.

* Many fierce battles were fought here during the Crusades. The city was captured three timesby the Crusaders only to be retaken each time by the Moslems.

* Many fierce battles were fought here between the Druses and the Turks.

In 1840, it was bombarded by the fleets of the British, French and Turks at separate point.

Even today, Sidon is the scene of many terrorist activities and guerilla warfare in modern day Lebanon.