Revelation Explicitly Declares that “Babylon” = Rome, the City on Seven Hills

This is a short excerpt of a recent lecture where I demonstrate from a major commentary and three Latin authors that “the city on seven hills” is an unambiguous reference to Rome, just as Rev. 17:9 states (“Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits”).

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4 thoughts on “Revelation Explicitly Declares that “Babylon” = Rome, the City on Seven Hills

    1. Marks go both ways. You are either marked by God & the Lamb or marked by the beast. Marks in the Hebrew Bible represented religious identification and devotion. Revelation says that it’s readers are either identified by one group or the other – no grey area.

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