Who Is The Whore Of Babylon (Part Two)?

It is written:

“Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits.” (Revelation 17:9)

John describes the whore of Babylon as riding on seven mountains (or hills). By using this imagery, we are immediately assured that “Babylon” here refers to the nation of Rome.

“Perhaps no point is more obvious in Revelation than this: Rome is here symbolized by the seven mountains. After all, Rome is the one city in history universally recognized for its seven hills: the Palatine, Aventine, Caelian, Esquiline, Viminal, Quirinal, and Capitoline hills. The Roman writers Suetonius and Plutarch refer to the first century festival in Rome called Septimontium, i.e., the feast of “the seven hilled city.” The Coin of Vespasian (emperor A.D. 69–79) pictures the goddess Roma as a woman sitting on seven hills. Ancient pagan writers often mention the famed seven hills of Rome, writers such as Ovid, Claudian, Statius, Pliny, Virgil, Horace, Propertius, Martial, and Cicero, as well as by Christian writers, such as Tertullian and Jerome. Indeed, “there is scarce a poet that speaks of Rome but observes it.””. (Kenneth Gentry, Jr.,, Navigating The Book Of Revelation: Special Studies On Important Issues, 499-507 (Kindle Edition); Fountain Inn, South Carolina; GoodBirth Ministries)

The whore of Babylon is the nation of Rome.

While Rome will continue to attack and persecute the people of God throughout the Christian Age, we see the ultimate fate of this system (and all of the evil supporters of it):

Revelation 18:2-And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!

This is the fate of all of God’s enemies.

Will you choose life, or destruction?

Hebrews 5:9-And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him,

Acts 2:38-Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

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