Revelation 14:08 Index
"And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication."
Research Material

"...Babylon is fallen, is fallen..."

  • BACKGROUND:
    • The fall of Babylon is of great importance to our understanding of the overall message of Daniel and Revelation. Two aspects in particular demand our attention: (1) the fall of symbolic Babylon is one of the leading themes in the book of Revelation. It is associated there with soon-to-be-fulfilled prophecies strikingly parallel to prophecies about the fall of literal Babylon. (2) The perfect fulfillment of the prophecies about the fall of literal Babylon helps confirm our confidence in the prophecies about the imminent fall of symbolic Babylon. (1MM 81)
    • PARALLELS:
      • Let's take a moment and glance at the "parallels" between the fall of "literal" Babylon and "symbolic" Babylon found in Isaiah 41, 46, and 47; Jeremiah 50 and 51 compared with Revelation 16, 17, 18, and 19. The following chart illustrates numerous parallels: (1MM 81)