The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleIsaiah 23:6
Pass ye over to Tarshish…
Either to Tartessus in
Spain, or to Tarsus in Cilicia, which lay over against them, and to
which they might transport themselves, families, and substance, with
greater ease; or "to a province of the sea", as the Targum, any other
seaport; the Septuagint says to Carthage, which was a colony of the
Tyrians; and hither the Assyrian F21 historians say they did transport
themselves; though Kimchi thinks this is spoken, not to the Tyrians,
but to the merchants that traded with them, to go elsewhere with their
merchandise, since their goods could no more be disposed of in that
city as usual.
Howl, ye inhabitants of the isle:
of Tyre, as in (Isaiah 23:2) or
of every isle, as Aben Ezra, which traded here, because now their
commerce was at an end; so Kimchi.
F21 Apud Hieron. in loc.