156:4.1 From July 11 to July 24 they taught
in Tyre. Each of the apostles took with him one of the evangelists, and thus two and two they taught and preached in
all parts of Tyre and its environs. The polyglot population of this busy seaport heard them gladly, and many were baptized into the outward fellowship
of the kingdom. Jesus maintained his headquarters at the home of a
named Joseph, a believer, who lived three or four miles south of Tyre, not far from the tomb of Hiram who had been king of the city-state of Tyre during
the times of David and Solomon.
156:4.2 Daily, for this period of two weeks, the apostles and evangelists entered Tyre by way of Alexander's mole to conduct small meetings, and each night most of them would return to the
encampment at Joseph's house south of the city. Every day believers came out from the city to talk with Jesus at his resting place. The Master spoke in
Tyre only once, on the afternoon of July 20, when he taught the believers concerning the Father's love for all mankind and about the mission of the Son
to reveal the Father to all races of men. There was such an interest in the gospel of the
kingdom among these gentiles that, on this occasion, the doors of the Melkarth temple were opened to him, and it is interesting to record that in
subsequent years a Christian church was built on the very site of this ancient temple.
156:4.3 Many of the leaders in the manufacture of Tyrian
purple, the dye that made Tyre and Sidon famous the world over, and which contributed so much to their
world-wide commerce and consequent enrichment, believed in the kingdom. When, shortly thereafter, the supply of the sea animals which were the source of
this dye began to diminish, these dye makers went forth in search of new habitats of these shellfish. And thus migrating to the ends of the earth, they
carried with them the message of the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man—the
gospel of the kingdom.
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