TruthVid's 100 Proofs that the Israelites were White, Part 14
Here we discuss points # 38 and 39 of TruthVid’s 100 Proofs, which concerns Ezekiel's lamentations of Tyre and the minor prophets. William Finck’s prepared notes are found below.
(38) Ezekiel’s Lamentations over Tyre
In all of the ancient Greek accounts, beginning with Herodotus, the Dardans, and therefore the Trojans, the Leleges, Carians and Milesians, the Cilicians, and the Phoenicians were all related, and many of these groups were described as having originated in Crete. In the Greek myths from as early as the Iliad, Europa was the daughter of Phoenix, the son of Agenor king of Tyre, and the sister of Cadmus the Phoenician, who founded the Greek city of Thebes. Europa was the mother of Sarpedon, the legendary founder of Miletus, a notable city of the Carians, and Sarpedon was the father of Minos, the famous king of the Cretans from which we get the name Minoans. Herodotus attested that all of the colonies of the Phoenicians had come from Tyre. But in the Bible, while Tyre was within the inheritance of Asher the Septuagint version indicates that the walled cities of the Tyrians would be inherited by the tribe of Naphtali. Later, where Hiram king of Tyre, who was subject to David and Solomon, had sent to Solomon a craftsman to help with the design of the temple, Flavius Josephus wrote in Book 8 of his Antiquities: “76 Now Solomon sent for a craftsman out of Tyre, whose name was Hiram; he was by birth of the tribe of Naphtali, on the mother's side (for she was of that tribe;) but his father was Ur, of the family of the Israelites.”
The modern Jews have always disclaimed the Tyrians as Israelites. They must do that, because otherwise their entire narrative concerning their own identity disintegrates. In the Book of Judges there is the song of Deborah after the victory of Israel over the Canaanites in the north, and she asked why Dan remained in ships and Asher abode in his breaches, which are his port cities, rather than come to the fight. Four centuries later, the census of David counted the Israelites in Tyre and Sidon just as in every other city in Israel. The relationship of David and Hiram, the king of Tyre, shows that Hiram was subservient to David and complied with him happily. Solomon gave Hiram cities in Galilee as a gift, so that also shows that Hiram was an Israelite, but here in Ezekiel there will be no doubt that the kings of Tyre were of Israel.