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."
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"...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)
      • Ancient: Literal Babylon Symbolic Babylon
        1. "You who dwell by many waters." Jeremiah 51:13 1. "Seated upon many waters." Revelation 17:1
        2. "A golden cup in the Lord's hand." Jeremiah 51:7 2. Holds "a golden cup." Revelation 17:4
        3. "Babylon has fallen." Jeremiah 51:8 3. "Fallen, fallen is Babylon." Revelation 14:8
        4. "I shall be mistress forever... I shall not sit as a widow." Isaiah 47:7, 8 4. "A queen I sit. I am no widow." Revelation 18:7
        5. "Go out of the midst of her, my people." Jeremiah 51:45 5. "Come out of her, my people." Revelation 18:4
        6. At her fall "the heavens and the earth... shall sing for joy." Jeremiah 51:48 6. "At her fall, "heaven... saints and apostles and prophets" rejoice. Revelation 18:20
        7. As a stone, "shall Babylon sink, and rise no more." Jeremiah 51:64 7. "Like a great millstone (thrown)... into the sea... so shall Babylon... be thrown down." Revelation 18:21
        8. Ruin of Babylon "Heavens and earth... shall sing for joy." Jeremiah 51:48 8. Fall of Babylon "Rejoice over her, O Heaven." Revelation 18:20