In Ezekiel 26:14, 21, we read about Tyre, never to be rebuilt and never to be found again. However, it seems Tyre was rebuilt. Can you help me understand this? -- Jonathan
A few years ago I actually visited Tyre. The ancient city is in ruins, of course, though there is a modern city all around those ruins.
But even if Tyre were rebuilt, the prophets often used hyperbole. Take, for example, Edom (Isaiah 34), and Rome (Rev 18). You might think all that remained were smoking ruins. But this is not the case. Various conventions were common in prophet oracles.