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THE BABYLON OF THE BIBLE

 

Revelation 17: 5. And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.6. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.7. And the angel said to me, Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and ten horns.8. The beast that you saw was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.9. And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits.10. And they are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.11. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition.

 

Vespasian is the sixth emperor alive at the time John saw the vision, Titus is the seventh. These are the last two of the seven headed beast which was the last of the four empires written of in Daniel. Called "Babylon" in Revelation that were to rule over and oppress Gods people. Domitian is also the son of Vespasian, he becomes the eighth emperor.  He is of the seven as he is Vespasian's son. He is the eighth because he is the eighth emperor.  He is the beast or represents the beast because he is the first of the ten emperors (horns) of the 4th beast (Rome)  in Daniel Chapter 7. The reason for the  name Babylon is because Babylon is the first of the four empires. Under it's King Nebuchadnezzar Jerusalem was conquered then razed to the ground. That was the beginning of what is known as the age of the Gentiles, an age when four  gentile empires ruled over Gods people in both Old and New Testament times. It continued up until the eastern Roman empire was conquered in 1453 A.D.  This is written of in terms of the meanings of the symbolism in Wordservice.org's article on Babylon. It  will be written of in great detail in articles concerning Bible prophecy. 

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