Yisrayl Details the Second Babylon…
The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910, Volume 3, page 6, says:
The foundation Seleucia in 312 B.C.E. diverted the population of Babylon to the new capital of Babylonia and the ruins of the old city became a quarry for the builders of the new seat of government.
Literal Babylon was no longer a Great City when Revelation was written at the end of the first century C.E. (A.Y.)
The Prophet Daniyl prophesied the fall of the original city, Babylon:
1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim King of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon unto Yerusalem, and besieged it.
17 Then Daniyl answered and said before the King, Let thy gifts be to thyself, and give thy rewards to another; yet I will read the writing unto the King, and make known to him the interpretation.
18 O thou King, the most High Yahweh gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father a kingdom (Daniyl was speaking to Belshazzar), and majesty, and glory, and honour;
19 And for the majesty that He gave him, all people, nations, and languages, trembled and feared before him: whom he would he slew; and whom he would he kept alive; and whom he would he set up; and whom he would he put down.
20 But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him.
21 And he was driven from the sons of men: and his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses: they fed with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven; till he knew that the Most High Yahweh ruled in the kingdom of men, and that He appointed over it whomsoever He will.
22 And thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast not humbled thine heart,
23 Though thou knewest all this; But hast lifted up thyself against Yahweh of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy princes, thy wives, and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them, and thou hast praised the idols of silver and gold, of brass, iron, woods, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know: and the Heavenly Father in Whose hand thy breath is, and Whose are all thy ways, hath thou not glorified.
24 Then was the part of the hand sent from Him; and this writing was written.
25 And this is the writing that was written, mene, mene, tekal, upharsin.
26 This is the interpretation of the thing: Mene; Yahweh hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it. (Remember there are two Mene…Yahweh will do this the second time at the end of the age.)
27 Tekal; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.
28 Peres; Thy kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.
29 Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniyl with scarlet, and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.
30 In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.
31 And Darius the Median took the Kingdom, being about three score and two years old.
· Yahweh’s Prophecy given to Daniyl was fulfilled exactly as Yahweh said.
· Babylon was given to the Medes and Persians.
· Since this Babylon had already fallen and has never been rebuilt, it could not possibly be the same city John saw in his vision for these Last Days.
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