Yisrayl Details the Second Babylon…
Light Of A Candle
And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee…
Older translations of the bible, such as the King James Version, which was written before electricity was discovered, make this verse difficult to understand in the context John wrote.
The reader is reminded that John is speaking of a city here. It is a city bearing a distinctive light. John was using this light to identify this city to the reader hundreds of years ago.
Modern translations, such as the New International Version Interlinear, Greek-English New Testament, by Zondervan Corp., make this much clearer.
Light Of A Lamp!
LIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD
Belloe’s Island, where the Statue of Liberty stands, is where the light of a lamp shines.
John specifically says “The light of a lamp shall shine no more in thee”.” Is there any other city in all the world that holds a lamp to incoming travelers?
The Mountains Were Not Found
17 And the seventh Malak poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the Temple of Heaven, from the throne, saying, “It is done.”
18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
19 And the Great City, which has three parts, and the cities of the nations, fell. And great Babylon came in remembrance before Yahweh, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed Yahweh because of the plague of hail; for the plague thereof was exceedingly great.
John, when describing the destruction of this city, had never seen a skyscraper. How else would John have described them?
Collier’s Encyclopedia, Volume 16, 1959, shows what John might have seen in his vision of this city. What majestic mountains these were!
Every year thousands of people from all over the world visit the strikingly modern United Nations headquarters on the banks of the East River in New York City.
But the beautiful glass and steel buildings are only a symbol.
The United Nations is a world organization whose power lies only in the willingness of its members to meet together, discuss, and then suggest a plan of action on the particular problem before them. As a forum (and perhaps a safety valve) for the statesmen of the world, it has played and continues to play an important role of the crucial issues of our time—Indonesia, Korea, Suez, the Congo, disarmament, to name just a few.
Under the circumstances, it is not at all surprising that the United Nations should have its detractors as well as its admirers. Some criticize it for doing too little, some for doing too much. One thing is certain, however; since its foundation in 1945, the United Nations has more than doubled its membership. To many of the new members, acceptance means introduction to a complex new world in which they will learn much.
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