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With the hoofs of his horses will he tread down all your streets; he will kill your people with the sword, and your massive standing-stones will go down to the ground. Bible

“standing stones.” This is the most likely meaning of the Hebrew here, which is literally, “standing-stones of your strength” (cp. Moshe Greenberg, The Anchor Bible). The Hebrew refers word refers to standing-stones in the other places it is used. However, some scholars believe the Hebrew refers to the large stone pillars that supported the mighty buildings in Tyre. [For more on standing-stones, see commentary on Gen. 28:18. For more on idols being harmful, see commentary on Deuteronomy 7:5].


Commentary for: Ezekiel 26:11