Babilonijas lauva

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Nergals: Babilonijas elles (Zemes) lauvas galvas gailis.

Nergals ir kara un pazemes pasaules varonis, ti, Babilonija, Zeme, Elle, Mirušo zeme un tas, ko mēs varam saukt par mūsdienām.

Nergals bija vadījis cilvēku lietas kā viens no sodīšanas līdzekļiem, un viņa galvenie instrumenti bija burvība, karš un sērga. Viņš bija arī Gaisa garu karalis, kuru gandrīz vienmēr pavadīja viņa dzīvesbiedre Ereskigal un daudzi karavīri dēmoni kā viņa leģioni.

Dievs Nergals tika uzskatīts par samariešu ebreju elku, kuru mēs pazīstam arī ar vārdiem Kush, Cuthah, Cuthites, Cushite un Cutheans. Nergals ir minēts 2. Ķēniņu xvii un Babilonijas Talmuda traktātā Sanhedrin (63. lpp., 2. lpp.), Kurā teikts, ka Kutas vīri ir padarījuši Nergalu par savu dievu.

Pamatojoties uz šiem vēsturiskajiem aprakstiem, mēs zinām, ka tika teikts, ka Nergalu pielūdz gaiļa (gaiļa) vai cilvēka ar gaiļa galvu veidā. Bet viņš ir arī attēlots kā “Man-Lion ” ar cilvēka ķermeni un lauvas galvu.

Vienā no vecākajiem Nergala attēlojumiem mēs redzam arī tādus simbolus kā ragi uz viņa galvas, skorpions, kaujas cirvis, Lielā māte un elles suns Cerberus un#8211 trīsgalvainais un#8216Dēmonu suns ’.

Skorpiona rituāli ir Apokalipses noslēpumi.

Šeit ir atrodama sena Nergalas reljefa griešana, kas datēta ar mūsu ēras pirmo vai otro gadsimtu.

Nemirstīgie elki, kas tika izmantoti Nergala, Gaiļa (Gaiļa) un cilvēka ar Lauvas galvas attēlošanai, patiesībā ir divi no vissvarīgākajiem simboliem, ko jūs atradīsiet visā vēsturē.

Šie paši simboli ir redzami simbolizēti arī eksoteriskās pasaules Ābrahāmu reliģijās, kā arī ezotēriskajā senās gnosticisma būtībā, kas radīja mūsdienu brīvmūrniecību. Piemēram, mums ir Jaldabaots, kurš Nag Hammadi pilsētā ir aprakstīts kā galvenais arhons, kuru dieviete Sofija radījusi “lauvas sejas čūskas izskatā, un acis bija kā zibens uguns.

Atgādināšu dažiem no jums, kristieši, ka mūsu Kungs Svētajos Rakstos tika simbolizēts arī kā gailis, vai man vajadzētu teikt “Svētais gailis. kas attiecas uz “gailis vai gailis” (vistas tēviņš) un termins gallīna tiek lietots kā “vista” (vistas mātīte).

Tāpēc viens no Jēzus uzvārdiem bija “Galilejas Jēzus no Galilejas”, un viņa apustuļi, piemēram, Sīmanis, tika saukti arī par “Galilejas Pēteri”.

Tāpat neaizmirsīsim Kunga cilts galveno simbolu - Jūda ir lauva.

Tas var būt iemesls, kāpēc Jēzus tiek saukts par Galilejas (Gaiļa/Gaiļa) vārdu no Galilejas (Galli upe), un apustuļu princis, piemēram, Sīmanis samarietis, kurš tika saukts par Pēteri, bija arī Galilejas iedzīvotājs. (Mateja 26:69 Jāņa 7:41)

KURŠ bija DIEVA NERGĀLS

Kā jau daudzkārt esmu minējis par gnostiķu karotāju, mitoloģija un teoloģija iet roku rokā un visur, kur šī Svētā Gaiļa priesterība bija ceļojusi, viņi bieži atstāja savas nemirstīgās pēdas, lai pēcnācēji salauztu zīmogu, lai sekotu ceļam uz to patieso izcelsmi.

Tas var būt iemesls, kāpēc mēs atrodam Dievs Nergals (Nergal, Nirgal vai Nirgali) Bībelē kā Kutas pilsētas dievība (Cuthah):

Un Babilonas vīri izgatavoja Sukotbenotu, bet Kutas vīri - Nergalu, bet Hamatas vīri - Asimu, un tiek uzskatīts, ka Kušs (Kiš) ir tēvs (2. Ķēniņu 17:30) (1. Laiku 8: 33). Jālasa 1. Samuēla 14:51, un Kišs, Saula tēvs, un Nērs, Abnera tēvs, bija Ābela dēli. brālēni (Komp. 1. Laiku 9:36)

Tika teikts, ka Nergalas dievkalpojumu galvenās vietas atrodas senajās Kutas un Tarbisas pilsētās. Kuta bija svēta pilsēta, kurā tika teikts, ka viņš “dzīvo” un kur senos laikos varēja atrast viņa slaveno svētnīcu. “Kutas vīri”, kas tika pārvesti kā kolonisti uz Samariju, Bībelē kļuva pazīstami ar tādiem vārdiem kā babilonieši, samarieši un levīti.

Dažos vēsturiskos Babilonijas stāstos viņu galvenais templis bija Gerizima kalns, kas atrodas iepretim Jeruzalemes templim, kur tika teikts, ka viņi pielūdz Dievu, kuru sauc par ‘Nergal. ’ Angļu vēstures tēvs un Baznīcas doktors Bede saka, ka Vietas grāmatā mēs to lasām “ Benota un Nergala bija pilsētas, kuras Jūdejas reģionā uzcēla samarieši ” kas migrēja no Babilonas.

Interesanti, ka Bede saka, ka Nergala bija pilsēta, kas uzcelta netālu no Jūdejas reģiona, jo, veicot savus pētījumus un kā jau esmu minējis daudzas, daudzas reizes agrāk, esmu atklājis, ka Vecās Jūdejas pilsēta atradās senajā Sv. Krētas sala Ida kalna pakājē.

Šī ir tā pati vieta, kur senie mīti par Lielo Krētas māti, kuru mēs pazīstam ar tādiem vārdiem kā Cybele, Magna Mater un Rhea, bija uzticējuši īpašai priesterībai ” rūpēties par zīdaiņa Dievu un slēpto Zevu. alā Ida kalnā no sava atriebīgā tēva Krona. Tas bija pie Ida kalna -AKA Jūda, kur viņa bija nodevusi viņu priesterības aprūpē, kas pazīstama ar dažādiem nosaukumiem, piemēram, Kiretas, Telnīni, Koribantes, Daktili un Kabiri.

Pirmā gadsimta romiešu-ebreju vēsturnieks Džozefs apstiprina šo faktu, kad saka Jūdas cilti vai jūdu (Idumean) Ida kalnu. Šodien viņi būtu pazīstami kā jūdeji vai Jūdas cilts un#8211 Mūsu Kunga cilts.

Tieši tāpēc mēs atrodam samariešu levītus pie Ida kalna, kas, visticamāk, būtu tā pati vieta, kur slavenais levītu priesteris, likumdevējs un Mozus Sinaja kalnā no Dieva saņēma bauslības grāmatas. Galu galā tas bija Krētā, kur daži no slavenākajiem likumdevējiem visā vēsturē, piemēram, Epimenīds Gnosis un karalis Minoss, bija nākuši pasaulē tik dabiski, Mozus arī būtu saņēmis “Jaunos likumus ” pie Ida kalna Krētā.

Mēs varētu droši apgalvot, ka samariešu levīti būs defacto tiesiskie aizsargi, kas šajā 6. laikmetā tika uzticēti mūsu Kungam.

Laikmets, kas var beigties, kad mūsu Kungam tiks nodibinātas pēdējās likumīgās priesterības un VISI izlikšanās tiks atcelti vai iznīcināti.

Visi šie senie stāsti nāk pie mums no tās pašas Ida kalna priesterības, kas, manuprāt, bija cilts sēklas, ko mēs pazīstam kā “Samaritānas levītus. Priesterība Tam Kungam tika uzdota sargāt un sargāt Derības šķirstu.

Nergals (Nirgal vai Nirgali), kurš Svētajos Rakstos ir pazīstams kā Ners, bija šīs cilts senais patriarhs un tēvs.

Nergala etimoloģijā mēs atklājam, ka tas ir salikts vārds, kas sastāv no diviem vārdiem Ner un Gal. Ner nozīme ir svece, lampa un vai gaisma. Gal, kā jau minēju, nāk no latīņu valodas gallus vai gallinaceous, kas apzīmē “gailis vai gailis” (vistas tēviņš), un termins gallīna tiek lietots kā “vista” (vistas mātīte).

Ner-Gal bija arī pēcnācējs (pro-geni) tam, ko mēs pazīstam kā savu Kungu Rietumos, un Jēzus Galilejas iedzīvotājs no Galilejas upes un viņa 12 apustuliskie galilieši, tostarp Sīmanis, samarietis, kuru mēs pazīstam arī ar papildu Bībeles uzvārdiem kā Svētais Pēteris un#8211 AKA Pirmais gnostiķis un kad viņš kļuva par ticības atkritēju, no kura viņš tika kristīts, tad viņš kļuva par sātanu – Kunga kreisās rokas cilvēks un aizsargs.


Senā astronomija

Vēl pavisam nesen cilvēces vēsturē astronomija un astroloģija tika uzskatītas par vienu un to pašu. Senie cilvēki redzēja, ka zvaigznes, zvaigznāji un planētas ir apveltītas ar gariem un dievībām, padarot gan astronomiju, gan astroloģiju par senāko un svēto zinātni.

Senie astronomiskie kalendāri ir atrasti visā pasaulē. Tiek uzskatīts, ka senā astronomiskā observatorija Gobekli Tepi ir vismaz 12 000 gadus veca. Arheologi var tikai spekulēt par to, kāda tai bija reliģiska (vai astroloģiska) nozīme. To pašu nevar teikt par astronomiju, kas cēlusies no senās Mezopotāmijas.


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Problēma ir tā, ka ķīļveida tablete ar pierādījumiem vēl nav tulkota. Ļaujiet man paskaidrot ar piemēru:-

2007. gada 5. jūlijā es sagaidu, ka Dr Michael Jursa Londonā aiz prieka nedaudz uzlēca, pabeidzot tulkojumu, ko tagad sauc par "Nebo-Sarsekim Tablet". Šī planšete apstiprina vārdu, kas atrodams Jeremijas 39. daktera Jursa tulkojuma dēļ mēs tagad zinām, ka tam vajadzētu būt "Samgar, Nebo-sarsechim, Chief Eunuch .." (jo "Nebo" pieder sarsechim, un tagad ir arī zināms, ka "Rabsaris" nav kāda vārds, bet nozīmē "priekšnieks" Einuhs ”asīriešu valodā).

Tātad, kurā mēnesī Nebo-Sarsekim tablete tika iegūta no arheoloģiskās vietas? Varbūt 2007. gada sākumā ?? Ne tā. Tas pirmo reizi tika atrasts 1870. gados.

Lieta ir tāda, ka tūkstošiem un tūkstošiem un vēl tūkstošiem ķīļrakstu tablešu nav izstādītas, bet tiek glabātas muzejos visā pasaulē, gaidot tulkojumu. Problēma ir tā, ka pasaulē nav pietiekami daudz ķīļrakstu tulku. Lai gan ir taisnība, ka mums vēl nav pierādījumu, kas būtu ārpus Bībeles un kas apstiprinātu stāstu par trim vīriešiem ugunīgajā krāsnī, ir maldinoši vienkārši apgalvot, ka “nav ārpusbīblisku pierādījumu”. Mums tas, visticamāk, nebūs, jo iespējamie pierādījumi vēl nav iztulkoti: mums vēl nav bijusi iespēja iztulkot lielāko daļu materiālu, no kura, visticamāk, tiks iegūti šādi pierādījumi.

Lai gan mums vēl nav konkrētu apstiprinošu pierādījumu, Daniēla grāmatā ir kāds aizraujošs notikumu aspekts. Es domāju, ka mēs visi zinām, ka Babilonijas valdīšanas laikā Šadrahs, Mešahs un Abednego tika iemesti ugunīgā krāsnī, un vēlāk Daniels persiešu valdīšanas laikā tika iemests “lauvu bedrē”. Bet, lūdzu, ņemiet vērā: ja būtu bijis otrādi, tad mums būtu pamatotas šaubas par visas grāmatas autentiskumu: ja Daniēla grāmata apgalvotu, ka šie trīs vīri tika izmesti lauvām Babilonijas valdīšanas laikā, un Daniels tika iemests ugunīgā krāsnī zem persiešu varas, tad mums būtu pamats šaubīties, ka autors ir pazīstams ar Persijas impēriju vai persiešu jūtām.

Tas ir tāpēc, ka persiešus spēcīgi ietekmēja zoroastrisms. Kīrs Lielais pats bija zoroastrietis. Un zoroastriešiem (gan tagad, gan arī toreiz) īpaša uzmanība tiek pievērsta ugunij. Viņiem uguns ir tīra un tīra. Viņiem ir uguns tempļi, kur viņi veic ceremonijas. Tas nav tik daudz, ka uguns tiek izmantots dievkalpojumā, bet gan tas, ka uguns tiek godāta tās tīrības dēļ. Piemēram, zoroastriešu priesteri, veicot rituālus uguns priekšā, valkā sejas maskas, lai aizsegtu muti, lai pārliecinātos, ka tie netīši nespļauj vai citādi nepiesārņo uguns tīrību. Daudz mazāk viņi domātu iemest cilvēku vai cilvēkus jebkurā ugunī, tā būtu svētulība.

Kad mēs arvien vairāk saskaramies ar šāda veida netiešiem pierādījumiem, tiem ir vai vismaz vajadzētu būt kumulatīvi efektīviem.

Kāpēc babiloniešiem tomēr bija karsti ugunsgrēki? Ir ierosināts: izgatavot ķieģeļu mūra apdari savām brīnišķīgajām konstrukcijām, piemēram, Ishtar vārtiem, ar stiklotajiem ķieģeļiem.

Un kāpēc viņiem bija “lauvas bedre”? Tā nebija vieta, kur lauvas izvēlējās dzīvot, tā bija vieta, kur notvertās (vai no ārvalstīm iegādātās) lauvas tika turētas dzīvas līdz brīdim, kad karalis bija gatavs lauvu medībām. Lauvu medību laikā karalis un viņa draugi un miesassargs būtu gatavi zirga mugurā kādā pamestā vietā, lauva tiktu atbrīvota, un tad lauva tiktu nomedīta un nogalināta. Uz Londonas Britu muzeja sienām var redzēt milzīgas lauvu medību freskas no Asīrijas impērijas laikiem. Babilonieši pieņēma tādu pašu izklaidi. Šajās medībās lauvu beigs ķēniņš, demonstrējot savu veiklību, drosmi, spēku un vēlmi būt savu pakļauto tautu aizstāvim.

Lauvas bedres pastāvēšanai ir vēl viena iespēja:-

Reliģijas skolotājs Zoroastrs mācīja krietni pirms Daniela. Bet zoroastrisms mūsdienās nav īsti nozīmīga reliģija. Kā tam šodien nav daudz vairāk sekotāju nekā tagad? Tiek uzskatīts, ka viens no iemesliem, kāpēc zoroastrisms nav populārāks, ir veids, kā viņi rīkojas ar saviem mirušajiem. Zoroastrieši neapglabā savus mirušos, jo tādējādi tiktu piesārņota zemes tīrība, kā arī ne kremē savus mirušos. tas būtu, lai apgānītu uguns tīrību.

Kā tad zorostrieši iznīcina līķus gan toreiz, gan šodien? Viņi dod ķermeni savvaļas dzīvniekiem ēst. Tas varētu atspoguļot to pasaules daļu, no kuras tas, iespējams, cēlies - Persijas austrumus/Irānu, varbūt Afganistānu. Himalajos pat šodien zeme ir pārāk ledaina, lai lielāko daļu gada varētu apglabāt mirušos. Mīļotā cilvēka ķermenis tiek dots (par cenu) vīrietim, kurš to paceļ kalnā, lai to pasniegtu, neredzot, savvaļas dzīvniekiem. Kad Persijas un Vidusjūras valdnieki ieradās Babilonā, es spekulēju, viņi atveda sev līdzi lauvas, lai tās varētu "apbedīt". Es domāju, ka tas būtu bijis īpaši vēlams viņu karalienei un elitei: “apglabāt” savus mirušos šādā šausmīgā veidā privāti prom no tautas lielo masu ziņkārīgajām acīm (un jo īpaši tāpēc, ka daudzi no viņiem nebūtu zoroastrieši un tādējādi būtu vēl interesantāks). Ārvalstu Vidusjūras un Persijas valdnieki gribētu samazināt iespēju, ka valdnieka nāve varētu kļūt par cēloni tautas nemieriem.

Īsāk sakot, Daniels tika nogādāts vietā, kur tika izmesti Persijas un Vidusjūras valdošās elites mirušie.

Ievērības cienīgs ir fakts, ka, kad karalis Dārijs agri no rīta ieradās bedrē, viņš neizsauca gaismu un neskatījās lejā, lai redzētu, vai Danielam viss ir kārtībā. viņš uzsauca Danielam (Daniēla 6: 19,20). Daniēla 6. panta 19., 20. punkta mājiens ir tāds, ka nebija logu vienkārši ieskatīties, lauvas nebija būros, lai tās varētu redzēt un apbrīnot. Viņi nebija redzami. Vai tas nav tieši tas, ko visi vēlētos, ja lauvām būtu šausmīgais uzdevums ēst mirušos mīļotos? Ja lauvas pildītu uzdevumu apēst mīļotos, tad jūs patiešām nevēlētos, lai ne jūs, ne kāds cits pat neskatītos skatīties.

Neatkarīgi no tā, vai šīs spekulācijas ir patiesas vai nē, vismaz Daniēla grāmata neizdara lielu kļūdu un liek Daniēlu iemest ugunīgā krāsnī Persijas impērijas laikā. Babilonietis Nebukadnecars pavēlēja trim vīriešiem ugunī: viņš nebija zoroastrietis.


Senā ebreju vēsture: Babilonijas ebreju kopiena

Bija ebreju grupa, kas pēc Babilonijas trimdas 6. gadsimtā pirms mūsu ēras nekad neatstāja Babiloniju. Šī kopiena vairāk vai mazāk uzplauka. Dzīvojot kopš 129. gada pirms mūsu ēras Parthiešu valdīšanas laikā, kas bija brīvi savienota daļēji feodāla valsts, tā varēja attīstīt savas autonomās institūcijas ar nelielu karaliskās valdības iejaukšanos. Partieši, kuri vienmēr baidījās no romiešu iejaukšanās, atzinīgi novērtēja ebreju pretestību Romai, vismaz līdz Hadriāna laikam.

Partieši nodibināja ebreju sakarus starp valdību un ebreju kopienu, eksilari, kurš tādējādi kļuva par Babilonijas ebreju galvu. Cēlušies no Dāvida nama, lepojoties ar savu ģenealoģisko tīrību, eksīrieši valkāja kamaru, Partijas tiesas galvu, un apstrīdēja prioritāti augstām Partijas amatpersonām.

Kopiena, kuru viņi vadīja, bija gan daudz (aplēses par tās skaitu svārstās no 800 000 līdz 1 200 000), gan ekonomiski pamatota, tajā bija iekļauts ievērojams skaits lauksaimnieku un daudzi tirgotāji, kas kļuva bagāti kā starpnieki rentablajā zīda tirdzniecībā starp Ķīnu un Romas impēriju. iet cauri Babilonijai.

Ebrejiem bija ne tikai pielūgsmes brīvība, autonoma jurisdikcija, bet pat tiesības uz savu tirgu un iecelt tirgus uzraugus (agoranomoi).

226. gadā Sassanīdi iekaroja partiešus. Viņi bija dievbijīgi zoroastrieši, un starp jauno politisko vadību un ebreju kopienu bija zināma spriedze. Tomēr pēc nepatikšanām un domstarpībām Šapura I valdīšanas sākumā (241 𤬀) pakāpeniski tika izveidotas labākas attiecības ar karali.

Papildus politiskajam un ekonomiskajam stāvoklim Babilonijas ebreju galvenā interese bija tās attiecības ar rabīnu centriem Jūdejā un tās reliģiskā/politiskā attīstība, kā rezultātā tika izveidota Babilonijas Gemara. Kamēr pastāvēja templis, Jeruzaleme bija ebreju tautas reliģiskais centrs. Līdz ar tempļa iznīcināšanu 70. gadā pirms mūsu ēras Babilonijas diasporas attiecības ar Izraēlu raksturoja divkosība.

Jau 100. gadā tika mēģināts padarīt Babilonijas rabīnu tiesas neatkarīgas no Izraēlas. Šie mēģinājumi neizdevās. Tauta un līdz ar to arī Babilonijas ebreju vadība atzina Izraēlas ebreju tiesu autoritāti.

Hadrianu vajāšanas laikā vairāki stāvēšanas zinātnieki, R. Yochanan Ha-Sandlar, R. Eleazar dz. Šamua un citi R. Akiva skolēni uz laiku apmetās Babilonijā un tādējādi paaugstināja tās prestižu. Tomēr patriarha R. Jūda I meistarīgā personība joprojām dominēja no Izraēlas. Viņa tiesā bija vismaz pieci babilonieši, un viņš apgalvoja un viņam tika piešķirtas tiesības iecelt tiesnešus arī Babilonijā. R. Jūda patiešām atzina eksilariha R. Huna ģenealoģisko pārākumu, bet tikai drošā attālumā.

Apstākļi Babilonijā mainījās, 219. gadā ierodoties Nehardijā, Abba Aricha (Rav), kas ir viens no Jūdas HaNasi skolēniem. Viņš ieradās Nehardea ar jaunā bestsellera Mishnah kopiju. Samuēls, Abas dēls, dz. Abba, bagāts zīda tirgotājs, bija Nehardea vadošais gudrais. Samuēls bija nodibinājis lieliskas attiecības ar karali Šapuru I, pateicoties viņam, ka noteikums, ka civiltiesībām ir reliģisko likumu spēks, kļuva par vadošo gaismu Babilonijas ebreju kopienai.

Rav, atzīmējot nopietnas atšķirības starp sevi un Samuēlu, Surā nodibināja jaunu akadēmiju. Tikmēr Nehardea skola tika izkaisīta pēc Palmīrenas reida 259. gadā CE un tika atkal savākta Pumbeditā, kas kļuva par Sura sāncensi starp Babilonijas skolām. Vairāk akadēmiju attīstījās Machoza un Mata Mechasya. Šķiet, ka mācību process visās skolās ir līdzīgs. Katrs no tiem sākās ar Mišnas rindkopu, kurai, šķiet, jau ir pievienotas papildu tradīcijas un diskusijas no laika posma pirms Mišnas rakstīšanas. Tie tika apspriesti un pievienoti jauni juridiski paziņojumi. Katru no šiem izstrādātajiem materiāla gabaliem, kas saistīti ar Mišnas paziņojumu, sauc par suju. Katra nākamā paaudze iemācījās suja un pēc tam pievienoja jautājumus, izaicinājumus (parasti no citas zināmas sugas), filozofiskus argumentus un stāstus, kas saistīti vai nu ar apspriežamajiem materiāliem, vai ar pieņemtu principu, ko juridiskie studenti uzskatīja par iepriekšējo gudro paaudzēm. Tā kā lielākā daļa skolotāju bija akadēmiju iepriekšējā vadītāja studenti, tika pieņemts, ka daudzi viņu paziņojumi ir viņu skolotāju tiešie citāti. Ir arī daudz piemēru, kā atzīmēt skolotāja uzvedību kā pierādījumu šī skolotāja pamatprincipiem. Daži skolotāji ticēja filozofiskas argumentācijas veicināšanai, citi uzsvēra pašu tiesību aktu rūpīgu pārbaudi.

Turpinājās gudro grupa, kas ceļoja starp Jūdeju un Babiloniju, apmainoties ar tradīcijām.

Tā kā ebreju kopiena piedzīvoja krīzi trešajā un ceturtajā gadsimtā pirms mūsu ēras, babilonieši, kuri vienmēr lepojās ar savu izcelsmi, tagad sāka uzstāt arī uz savu pārākumu mācībās un ebreju autoritātē. Konstantīna valdīšanas laikā Nasi, Hillel II, padarīja to viņiem vieglu. Viņš publiskoja kalendāra noteikumus, tādējādi pārtraucot vienu atlikušo autoritatīvo kaklasaiti, kāda Izraēlai bija pār Babiloniju. Rezultāts bija tāds, ka Babilonijas juridiskās akadēmijas no 4. līdz 6. gadsimtam kļuva par ebreju autoritatīvajiem ebreju pasaules centriem.


Babilonijas lauva - vēsture

Atklāsmes 16:16 paziņo par Harmagedona kaujas sākumu: “Un viņš tos sapulcināja vietā, kas ebreju valodā saucas Armagedons.”
Nākamajos trīs pantos ir aprakstīta Lielās Bābeles krišana. "Un septītais eņģelis izlēja gaisā savu flakonu ... un lielā Bābele atceras Dieva priekšā, lai dotu viņai viņa dusmu niknuma vīna kausu."
Šis fragments mums skaidri māca, ka Bābeles iznīcināšana notiks Armagedonas kaujas laikā.
Tā kā mēs zinām, ka Armagedonas kauja notiek Lielo bēdu beigās, pēc Antikrista valdīšanas un pēc Zvēra zīmes, ir acīmredzams, ka Babilona vēl nav kritusi.

Vēl viens pareģojums par Babilonas iznīcināšanu

Visa Vecās Derības pravieša Jeremijas kalpošana bija veltīta pravietošanai par Jeruzalemes iznīcināšanu un Izraēlas aizvešanu Babilonijas gūstā. Viņš arī pravietoja Izraēlas atgriešanos Jeruzalemē pēc 70 gadiem un pareģoja galīgo Babilonas iznīcināšanu.

Pravietojums pret Babilonu ir atrodams Jeremijas 50: 1-23.

“Vārds, ko Tas Kungs runāja pret pravieti Jeremiju pret Bābeli un kaldeju zemi. Pasludiniet tautu starpā un publicējiet, un izveidojiet standartizdevumu, un neslēpiet: sakiet, Bābele ir ieņemta ... Jo no ziemeļiem pret viņu nāk tauta, kas padarīs tās zemi pamestu un neviens nedzīvos. tajā ... Tā Kunga dusmu dēļ tas netiks apdzīvots, bet tas būs pilnīgi pamests: ikviens, kas iet caur Bābeli, būs pārsteigts un svilps no visām viņas mocībām. ”

17. un 18. pantā noteikti noteikts, kad bija jānotiek šai Babilonas iznīcināšanai:

“Izraēla ir izkaisīta aita, ko lauvas viņu ir izdzinušas: vispirms Asīrijas ķēniņš viņu ir aprijis, un pēdējais šis Babilonas ķēniņš Nebukadnēcars ir salauzis viņa kaulus. Tāpēc tā saka Tas Kungs Cebaots, Israēla Dievs, lūk, es sodīšu Bābeles ķēniņu un viņa zemi, kā es esmu sodījis Asīrijas ķēniņu. ”

Iepriekš minētie raksti mums māca, ka šī konkrētā pravietotā Babilonas iznīcināšana notiks Babilonijas Nebukadnecara impērijas laikmetā.

Turklāt 39. – 40. Pants paziņoja, ka Bābele nekad vairs netiks apdzīvota. "Tāpēc tuksneša zvēri ar salu zvēriem tur mitināsies, un pūces tur mitināsies, un tas vairs nebūs apdzīvots mūžīgi ..."

Abi Babilonas iznīcināšanas gadījumi jau bija pareģoti ...

Jeremijas pravietojums skaidri noteica, ka Bābele tiks iznīcināta un nekad vairs netiks apdzīvota. Tomēr Atklāsmes grāmata pareģo Bābeles iznīcināšanu Harmagedonas laikā. Kā mēs varam saskaņot šķietamo Bībeles pretrunu?

Burtiskā Babilona pret noslēpumaino Bābeli

Fizisko Babilonas pilsētu pēc plūdiem sākotnēji uzcēla Nimrods. Tas atradās pie Eifratas upes, aptuveni 55 jūdzes uz dienvidiem no Bagdādes vietas, kur šodien atrodas Irāka. Nosaukums Babilona cēlies no tur uzceltā Bābeles torņa.

Babilona kļuva par lielu pasaules mēroga pilsētu aptuveni 1728. gadā pirms mūsu ēras Hammurapi valdīšanas laikā. Babilonas krāšņuma gadi tika sasniegti Nebukadnecara II laikā (604-562 BC). Pilsēta samazinājās Belsacara valdīšanas laikā un sabruka, kad Persijas karalis Kserkss to iznīcināja 478. gadā pirms mūsu ēras.

Tādējādi Jeremijas pareģotā Babilonas iznīcināšana tika pabeigta, un, kā teikts pravietojumā, tā nekad nav bijusi apdzīvota līdz šai dienai. Sadams Huseins astoņdesmito gadu beigās uzsāka Babilonas atjaunošanas projektu, taču Pirmā līča karš apturēja centienus, un tas vēl nav atsākts.
Bet, ja Babilonu nekad neatjaunos, kāpēc visas divas Atklāsmes grāmatas nodaļas ir veltītas Babilonas iznīcināšanai? Un kāpēc Babilonas iznīcināšana ir skaidri aprakstīta kā notikusi Harmagedona laikā?
Atklāsmē aprakstīto Babilonu sauc par “noslēpumaino Bābeli”. Mistiskās Babilonas pravietojums ir atrodams Atklāsmes 17: 3-5.

“Tā viņš garā mani aizveda tuksnesī, un es redzēju sievieti, kas sēdēja uz sarkanas krāsas zvēra, pilns zaimošanas vārdu, ar septiņām galvām un desmit ragiem. Un sieviete bija ietērpta purpursarkanā un purpursarkanā krāsā, pārklāta ar zeltu, dārgakmeņiem un pērlēm, un rokā bija zelta kauss, kas bija pilns ar riebumiem un netiklības netīrību. LIELISKĀ, ZEMES HARLOTU UN RETUMU MĀTE. ”

Kas ir Mystery Babylon?

Noslēpums ir kaut kas slepens vai slēpts - lieta, ko daži saprot, bet citi ne. In Atklāsme 17, ir vairākas norādes par Mystery Babylon identitāti. Šeit mēs apspriedīsim četrus no tiem.

Norāde #1. Noslēpumainā Bābele ir pilsēta

Ievērojiet iepriekš minētajā pareģojumā, ka sieviete tiek izmantota, lai simbolizētu Mystery Babylon. Nodaļas 18. pants stāsta, ka sieviete ir pilsēta. "Un sieviete, ko tu redzēji, ir tā lielā pilsēta, kas valda pār zemes ķēniņiem."

Padoms #2. Mystery Babylon vada plašu starptautisku sistēmu

Pirmajā pantā mums teikts, ka sieviete sēž uz daudziem ūdeņiem. 15. pants izskaidro ūdeņu nozīmi. "Un viņš man sacīja: Ūdeņi, ko tu redzēji, kur sēž netiklība, ir tautas un pūļi, un tautas, un mēles."

Šī sieviete ir ne tikai pilsēta, bet acīmredzot pilsēta ir plašas starptautiskas sistēmas galvenā mītne.

Norāde #3. Pilsēta atrodas uz 7 pakalniem

3. pantā mums ir teikts, ka sieviete brauc ar zvēru ar 7 galvām. 9. pants atklāj galvu nozīmi. "Un šeit ir prāts, kuram ir gudrība. Septiņas galvas ir septiņi kalni, uz kuriem sieviete sēž. ”

Atcerieties, ka mēs jau esam iemācījušies, ka sieviete ir pilsēta. Šis fragments stāsta, ka pilsēta atrodas septiņos kalnos. Uz zemes ir pilsēta, kas pazīstama kā “Septiņu pakalnu pilsēta”. Tā ir Romas pilsēta.
Bet vai Roma ir starptautiskās varas galvenā mītne, kas valda pār “tautām, pūļiem, tautām un valodām”?
Vatikāns apgalvo, ka visā pasaulē valda pār vienu miljardu Romas katoļu. Atcerieties, ka šis pravietojums tika uzrakstīts ilgi pirms katoļu baznīcas pastāvēšanas un ilgi pirms tam, kad Roma kļuva par viņas galveno mītni.

Padoms #4. Viņa ir ietērpta purpursarkanā un sarkanā krāsā

Atklāsmes 17: 4 "Un sieviete bija ietērpta purpursarkanā un purpursarkanā krāsā, pārklāta ar zeltu, dārgakmeņiem un pērlēm, un rokā bija zelta kauss, pilns riebumu un netiklības netīrības:"

Romas katoļu baznīcā ir divas valdošās struktūras: Kardinālu koledža un Bīskapu un arhibīskapu koledža. Šīs divas struktūras ir nedaudz līdzīgas Senātam un Pārstāvju palātai šeit ASV.
Gadā parādījās raksts Kritērijs, Romas katoļu publikācija, 1988. gada 1. jūlijs. Raksta nosaukums bija “Vairāk nekā jūs vēlaties zināt par kardināliem”. Tajā bija teikts: "Kardināli valkā sarkanu krāsu, bet bīskapi bez kardināla un arhibīskapi valkā purpursarkanu."
Tāpēc pārskatīsim. Noslēpumainā Bābele ir pilsēta, kas atrodas uz septiņiem pakalniem. Roma visā pasaulē ir pazīstama kā “Septiņu pakalnu pilsēta”.
Noslēpumainajai Bābelei ir “sēdēt” uz tautām, pūļiem, tautām un valodām. ” Roma ir Romas katoļu baznīcas galvenā mītne, kurā ir viens miljards biedru visā pasaulē.
Noslēpumainā Bābele ir aprakstīta kā ietērpta purpursarkanā un sarkanā krāsā. Romas baznīcas divu valdošo iestāžu oficiālās krāsas ir violeta un sarkana.
Jāsaprot vēl viens faktors. In Atklāsme 17, Dievs izvēlējās izmantot sievieti - prostitūtu -, lai simbolizētu Romas katoļu baznīcu. Kāpēc?
Tas tiešām ir ļoti vienkārši. Svētajos Rakstos Dievs vienmēr izmantoja sievieti, lai simbolizētu baznīcu. Viņš izmantoja jaunavu, lai pārstāvētu savu patieso draudzi (II Korintiešiem 11: 2), un Viņš izmantoja netikli, lai pārstāvētu viltus draudzi - kā to darīja Atklāsmes 17.-19.

Secinājums var būt tikai viens: Vatikāns ir Atklāsmes noslēpumainā Bābele. Un tieši šī viltus reliģiskā sistēma, kas ir maldinājusi pasaules cilvēkus, tiks iznīcināta Armagedona laikā.


Babiloniešu un asīriešu demonoloģija

Ticība dēmoniem un ļaunajiem gariem bija pirms jūdeo-kristīgās teoloģijas. Gan senajām babiloniešu, gan asīriešu kultūrām bija plaša dēmonu klasifikācija. Šis Babilonijas un Asīrijas demonoloģijas pārskats izskaidro dažādas dēmonu klases.

Praktiski visas kultūras kādā brīdī ir ticējušas labajiem un ļaunajiem gariem. Pārliecība aizsākās Babilonijas un Asīrijas reliģijās pirms jūdaisma.

Parasti ir divu veidu ļaunie gari:

  1. Aizgājuši cilvēku gari – Tika uzskatīts, ka mirušo cilvēku gari vajā dzīvos. Šie gari var būt draudzīgi vai naidīgi atkarībā no viņu nāves vai apbedīšanas rakstura un no tā, vai viņi atgriežas pie draugiem vai svešiniekiem. Dažos gadījumos drauga vai mīļotā gars pēc nāves var kļūt naidīgs. Vai dažos gadījumos viņi var būt draudzīgi noteiktos punktos un naidīgi pret citiem un bez atskaņas vai iemesla savām darbībām.
  2. Ne-cilvēku gari – Neskaitot aizgājušos cilvēku garus, kas varētu kļūt naidīgi, daudzas kultūras ticēja gariem, kas nekad nav bijuši cilvēki. Atkal tie varēja būt draudzīgi vai naidīgi, un daudzās kultūrās tie bija tādi dzīvnieki kā rāpuļi, čūskas, antilopes, gazeles, antropoīdi, krokodili, ķirzakas, vanagi un šakāļi. Kā piemēru var minēt Apepu, Ēģiptes čūsku-velnu, un ebreju zvērus, piemēram, Leviatānu un Behemotu.

Dēmoni Babilonijā un Asīrijā

Aizņemtajiem babiloniešiem un asīriešiem bija daudz nosaukumu gariem, tostarp utukku (‘spirit), Alu (‘demon ’), Lilu (spoks, sievišķīgajās versijās ietilpst Lilitu un Ardat Lili) un Gallu (‘devil ’ ). Viņi uzskatīja, ka ir daudz ļauno garu, un viņi plosījās visur.

Saskaņā ar Morisa Jastrova un Babilonijas un Asīrijas reliģiju (lejupielādējiet bez maksas projektā Gutenberg), šie dēmoni slēpās attālās vai slēptās vietās, piemēram, kapos, kalnu virsotnēs un drupu ēnās. Viņi izietu naktī, caur caurumiem un spraugām iekļūtu mājās un spīdzinātu savus upurus. Viņi bija atbildīgi par visu slikto, kas notika, sākot no postošiem vējiem, mēra drudža un slimībām līdz galvassāpēm, sīkiem strīdiem, naidam un greizsirdībai.


Ugunīgā krāsns, Lauvas bedre un Babilonas sienas

When skeptics read about three certain Jews, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, being cast into a fiery furnace, they scoffed. Same thing when they read about Daniel being thrown into a den of lions.

But archaeologists working in the ruins of Babylon discovered an ancient library on clay tablets. Included on these tablets were the punishments for violations of various regulations.

For the offense of impiety to any god, one was to be cast alive into a fiery furnace, and huge furnaces have also been discovered. For an untoward act relative to a king, like failure to worship his image, one was to be cast alive into the den of lions. Cages with iron bars have also been found in the ruins and the diggings of Babylon.

Furthermore, when Babylon was at the height of its glory, Ezekiel prophesied that the great walls of Babylon would be utterly destroyed. These walls were 60 miles long and as thick as 150 feet and 300 feet high, where a number of chariots could race on the top of those walls.

Archaeologists were digging down in the ground and they ran into the base, the foundation of the walls because they were utterly destroyed, just as God said they would be. If you ever see a picture of Babylon, it looks like it has been cut off by a scythe. Once again, the critics are wrong the Bible is right.

Almighty God, as we consider what happened to Your people in ancient Babylon, we can&rsquot help but think of Your people today in various parts of the world facing persecution for the name of Jesus. Grant them strength, grace, and perseverance until the end&hellip


From Thematic Bible

Azariah » A captive » Returned from » Babylon

who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah. The number of men of the people of Israel:

These came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum and Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel:

Babylon » Predictions respecting » Restoration of the jews from

When the LORD will have compassion on Jacob and again choose Israel, and settle them in their own land, then strangers will join them and attach themselves to the house of Jacob. The peoples will take them along and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them as an inheritance in the land of the LORD as male servants and female servants and they will take their captors captive and will rule over their oppressors. And it will be in the day when the LORD gives you rest from your pain and turmoil and harsh service in which you have been enslaved, read more.
that you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon, and say, "How the oppressor has ceased, And how fury has ceased!

“It is I who says of Cyrus, ‘He is My shepherd!
And he will perform all My desire.’
And he declares of Jerusalem, ‘ She will be built,’
And of the temple, ‘ Your foundation will be laid.’”

Go forth from Babylon! Flee from the Chaldeans!
Declare with the sound of joyful shouting, proclaim this,
Send it out to the end of the earth
Say, “ The Lord has redeemed His servant Jacob.”

“For thus says the Lord , ‘When seventy years have been completed for Babylon, I will visit you and fulfill My good word to you, to bring you back to this place.

“In those days and at that time,” declares the Lord , “the sons of Israel will come, both they and the sons of Judah as well they will go along weeping as they go, and it will be the Lord their God they will seek.

Babylon » Predictions respecting » Conquests by

Then Jeremiah said to them, "You shall say to Zedekiah as follows: 'Thus says the LORD God of Israel, "Behold, I am about to turn back the weapons of war which are in your hands, with which you are warring against the king of Babylon and the Chaldeans who are besieging you outside the wall and I will gather them into the center of this city. "I Myself will war against you with an outstretched hand and a mighty arm, even in anger and wrath and great indignation. read more.
"I will also strike down the inhabitants of this city, both man and beast they will die of a great pestilence. "Then afterwards," declares the LORD, "I will give over Zedekiah king of Judah and his servants and the people, even those who survive in this city from the pestilence, the sword and the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of their foes and into the hand of those who seek their lives and he will strike them down with the edge of the sword He will not spare them nor have pity nor compassion."' "You shall also say to this people, 'Thus says the LORD, "Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death. "He who dwells in this city will die by the sword and by famine and by pestilence but he who goes out and falls away to the Chaldeans who are besieging you will live, and he will have his own life as booty. "For I have set My face against this city for harm and not for good," declares the LORD "It will be given into the hand of the king of Babylon and he will burn it with fire."'

thus says the LORD to me--"Make for yourself bonds and yokes and put them on your neck, and send word to the king of Edom, to the king of Moab, to the king of the sons of Ammon, to the king of Tyre and to the king of Sidon by the messengers who come to Jerusalem to Zedekiah king of Judah. "Command them to go to their masters, saying, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, thus you shall say to your masters, read more.
"I have made the earth, the men and the beasts which are on the face of the earth by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and I will give it to the one who is pleasing in My sight. "Now I have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, My servant, and I have given him also the wild animals of the field to serve him.

Concerning Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon defeated Thus says the LORD, "Arise, go up to Kedar And devastate the men of the east. "They will take away their tents and their flocks They will carry off for themselves Their tent curtains, all their goods and their camels, And they will call out to one another, 'Terror on every side!' "Run away, flee! Dwell in the depths, O inhabitants of Hazor," declares the LORD "For Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has formed a plan against you And devised a scheme against you. read more.
"Arise, go up against a nation which is at ease, Which lives securely," declares the LORD "It has no gates or bars They dwell alone. "Their camels will become plunder, And their many cattle for booty, And I will scatter to all the winds those who cut the corners of their hair And I will bring their disaster from every side," declares the LORD. "Hazor will become a haunt of jackals, A desolation forever No one will live there, Nor will a son of man reside in it."

"As for you, son of man, make two ways for the sword of the king of Babylon to come both of them will go out of one land. And make a signpost make it at the head of the way to the city. "You shall mark a way for the sword to come to Rabbah of the sons of Ammon, and to Judah into fortified Jerusalem. "For the king of Babylon stands at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination he shakes the arrows, he consults the household idols, he looks at the liver. read more.
"Into his right hand came the divination, 'Jerusalem,' to set battering rams, to open the mouth for slaughter, to lift up the voice with a battle cry, to set battering rams against the gates, to cast up ramps, to build a siege wall. "And it will be to them like a false divination in their eyes they have sworn solemn oaths But he brings iniquity to remembrance, that they may be seized. "Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Because you have made your iniquity to be remembered, in that your transgressions are uncovered, so that in all your deeds your sins appear--because you have come to remembrance, you will be seized with the hand. 'And you, O slain, wicked one, the prince of Israel, whose day has come, in the time of the punishment of the end,' thus says the Lord GOD, 'Remove the turban and take off the crown this will no longer be the same Exalt that which is low and abase that which is high. 'A ruin, a ruin, a ruin, I will make it This also will be no more until He comes whose right it is, and I will give it to Him.' "And you, son of man, prophesy and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD concerning the sons of Ammon and concerning their reproach,' and say: 'A sword, a sword is drawn, polished for the slaughter, to cause it to consume, that it may be like lightning-- while they see for you false visions, while they divine lies for you--to place you on the necks of the wicked who are slain, whose day has come, in the time of the punishment of the end. 'Return it to its sheath In the place where you were created, in the land of your origin, I will judge you. 'I will pour out My indignation on you I will blow on you with the fire of My wrath, and I will give you into the hand of brutal men, skilled in destruction. 'You will be fuel for the fire your blood will be in the midst of the land You will not be remembered, for I, the LORD, have spoken.'"

"Son of man, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made his army labor hard against Tyre every head was made bald and every shoulder was rubbed bare. But he and his army had no wages from Tyre for the labor that he had performed against it." Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I will give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon And he will carry off her wealth and capture her spoil and seize her plunder and it will be wages for his army. "I have given him the land of Egypt for his labor which he performed, because they acted for Me," declares the Lord GOD.

Babylon » Predictions respecting » Destruction of

that you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon, and say, "How the oppressor has ceased, And how fury has ceased! "The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, The scepter of rulers Which used to strike the peoples in fury with unceasing strokes, Which subdued the nations in anger with unrestrained persecution. read more.
"The whole earth is at rest and is quiet They break forth into shouts of joy. "Even the cypress trees rejoice over you, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, 'Since you were laid low, no tree cutter comes up against us.' "Sheol from beneath is excited over you to meet you when you come It arouses for you the spirits of the dead, all the leaders of the earth It raises all the kings of the nations from their thrones. "They will all respond and say to you, 'Even you have been made weak as we, You have become like us. 'Your pomp and the music of your harps Have been brought down to Sheol Maggots are spread out as your bed beneath you And worms are your covering.' "How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations! "But you said in your heart, 'I will ascend to heaven I will raise my throne above the stars of God, And I will sit on the mount of assembly In the recesses of the north. 'I will ascend above the heights of the clouds I will make myself like the Most High.' "Nevertheless you will be thrust down to Sheol, To the recesses of the pit. "Those who see you will gaze at you, They will ponder over you, saying, 'Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms, Who made the world like a wilderness And overthrew its cities, Who did not allow his prisoners to go home?' "All the kings of the nations lie in glory, Each in his own tomb. "But you have been cast out of your tomb Like a rejected branch, Clothed with the slain who are pierced with a sword, Who go down to the stones of the pit Like a trampled corpse. "You will not be united with them in burial, Because you have ruined your country, You have slain your people. May the offspring of evildoers not be mentioned forever. "Prepare for his sons a place of slaughter Because of the iniquity of their fathers. They must not arise and take possession of the earth And fill the face of the world with cities." "I will rise up against them," declares the LORD of hosts, "and will cut off from Babylon name and survivors, offspring and posterity," declares the LORD.

The oracle concerning the wilderness of the sea As windstorms in the Negev sweep on, It comes from the wilderness, from a terrifying land. A harsh vision has been shown to me The treacherous one still deals treacherously, and the destroyer still destroys Go up, Elam, lay siege, Media I have made an end of all the groaning she has caused. For this reason my loins are full of anguish Pains have seized me like the pains of a woman in labor. I am so bewildered I cannot hear, so terrified I cannot see. read more.
My mind reels, horror overwhelms me The twilight I longed for has been turned for me into trembling. They set the table, they spread out the cloth, they eat, they drink "Rise up, captains, oil the shields," For thus the Lord says to me, "Go, station the lookout, let him report what he sees. "When he sees riders, horsemen in pairs, A train of donkeys, a train of camels, Let him pay close attention, very close attention." Then the lookout called, "O Lord, I stand continually by day on the watchtower, And I am stationed every night at my guard post. "Now behold, here comes a troop of riders, horsemen in pairs." And one said, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon And all the images of her gods are shattered on the ground." O my threshed people, and my afflicted of the threshing floor! What I have heard from the LORD of hosts, The God of Israel, I make known to you.

‘Then it will be when seventy years are completed I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation,’ declares the Lord , ‘for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans and I will make it an everlasting desolation.

Babylon » General references to

The beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

Now the bronze pillars which were in the house of the Lord , and the stands and the bronze sea which were in the house of the Lord , the Chaldeans broke in pieces and carried the bronze to Babylon.

that you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon, and say,


“How the oppressor has ceased,
And how fury has ceased!

Suddenly Babylon has fallen and been broken
Wail over her!
Bring balm for her pain
Perhaps she may be healed.

Twelve months later he was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon.

Babylon » The great

And another angel, a second one, followed, saying, “ Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who has made all the nations drink of the wine of the passion of her immorality.”

The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. Babylon the great was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of His fierce wrath.

and on her forehead a name was written, a mystery, “ BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”

And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, “ Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird.

Babylon » Nebuchadnezzar king of » Took zedekiah, &c captive to babylon

They slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, then put out the eyes of Zedekiah and bound him with bronze fetters and brought him to Babylon.

Then the rest of the people who were left in the city and the deserters who had deserted to the king of Babylon and the rest of the people, Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away into exile.

Then the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest and Zephaniah the second priest, with the three officers of the temple. From the city he took one official who was overseer of the men of war, and five of the king's advisers who were found in the city and the scribe of the captain of the army who mustered the people of the land and sixty men of the people of the land who were found in the city. Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard took them and brought them to the king of Babylon at Riblah. read more.
Then the king of Babylon struck them down and put them to death at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was led away into exile from its land.

Those who had escaped from the sword he carried away to Babylon and they were servants to him and to his sons until the rule of the kingdom of Persia,

Babylon » Predictions respecting » Captivity of the jews by

"For thus says the LORD, 'Behold, I am going to make you a terror to yourself and to all your friends and while your eyes look on, they will fall by the sword of their enemies So I will give over all Judah to the hand of the king of Babylon, and he will carry them away as exiles to Babylon and will slay them with the sword. 'I will also give over all the wealth of this city, all its produce and all its costly things even all the treasures of the kings of Judah I will give over to the hand of their enemies, and they will plunder them, take them away and bring them to Babylon. 'And you, Pashhur, and all who live in your house will go into captivity and you will enter Babylon, and there you will die and there you will be buried, you and all your friends to whom you have falsely prophesied.'"

"Go up to Lebanon and cry out, And lift up your voice in Bashan Cry out also from Abarim, For all your lovers have been crushed. "I spoke to you in your prosperity But you said, 'I will not listen!' This has been your practice from your youth, That you have not obeyed My voice. "The wind will sweep away all your shepherds, And your lovers will go into captivity Then you will surely be ashamed and humiliated Because of all your wickedness. read more.
"You who dwell in Lebanon, Nested in the cedars, How you will groan when pangs come upon you, Pain like a woman in childbirth! "As I live," declares the LORD, "even though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were a signet ring on My right hand, yet I would pull you off and I will give you over into the hand of those who are seeking your life, yes, into the hand of those whom you dread, even into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and into the hand of the Chaldeans. "I will hurl you and your mother who bore you into another country where you were not born, and there you will die.

behold, I will send and take all the families of the north,' declares the LORD, 'and I will send to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land and against its inhabitants and against all these nations round about and I will utterly destroy them and make them a horror and a hissing, and an everlasting desolation. 'Moreover, I will take from them the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones and the light of the lamp. 'This whole land will be a desolation and a horror, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon seventy years.

“ Writhe and labor to give birth,
Daughter of Zion,
Like a woman in childbirth
For now you will go out of the city,
Dwell in the field,
And go to Babylon.
There you will be rescued
There the Lord will redeem you
From the hand of your enemies.

Babylon » As a power, was » Cruel and destructive

Who made the world like a wilderness
And overthrew its cities,
Who did not allow his prisoners to go home?’

“I was angry with My people,
I profaned My heritage
And gave them into your hand.
You did not show mercy to them,
On the aged you made your yoke very heavy.

“Behold, I am against you, O destroying mountain,
Who destroys the whole earth,” declares the Lord ,
“And I will stretch out My hand against you,
And roll you down from the crags,
And I will make you a burnt out mountain.

"For behold, I am raising up the Chaldeans, That fierce and impetuous people Who march throughout the earth To seize dwelling places which are not theirs. "They are dreaded and feared Their justice and authority originate with themselves.

Babylon » Empire of » Jews carried to

Therefore the Lord brought the commanders of the army of the king of Assyria against them, and they captured Manasseh with hooks, bound him with bronze chains and took him to Babylon.

So all Israel was enrolled by genealogies and behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel. And Judah was carried away into exile to Babylon for their unfaithfulness.

Therefore He brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion on young man or virgin, old man or infirm He gave them all into his hand. All the articles of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king and of his officers, he brought them all to Babylon. Then they burned the house of God and broke down the wall of Jerusalem, and burned all its fortified buildings with fire and destroyed all its valuable articles. read more.
Those who had escaped from the sword he carried away to Babylon and they were servants to him and to his sons until the rule of the kingdom of Persia, to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed its sabbaths All the days of its desolation it kept sabbath until seventy years were complete.

Now at that time the army of the king of Babylon was besieging Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the guard, which was in the house of the king of Judah,

Babylon » Nebuchadnezzar king of » Spoiled and burned the temple

He burned the house of the Lord , the king’s house, and all the houses of Jerusalem even every great house he burned with fire.

Now the bronze pillars which were in the house of the LORD, and the stands and the bronze sea which were in the house of the LORD, the Chaldeans broke in pieces and carried the bronze to Babylon. They took away the pots, the shovels, the snuffers, the spoons, and all the bronze vessels which were used in temple service. The captain of the guard also took away the firepans and the basins, what was fine gold and what was fine silver. read more.
The two pillars, the one sea, and the stands which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD--the bronze of all these vessels was beyond weight. The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and a bronze capital was on it the height of the capital was three cubits, with a network and pomegranates on the capital all around, all of bronze. And the second pillar was like these with network.

All the articles of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king and of his officers, he brought them all to Babylon. Then they burned the house of God and broke down the wall of Jerusalem, and burned all its fortified buildings with fire and destroyed all its valuable articles.

Babylon » Nebuchadnezzar king of » Took jehoiachin, &c captive to babylon

Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he and his mother and his servants and his captains and his officials. So the king of Babylon took him captive in the eighth year of his reign.

Then he led away into exile all Jerusalem and all the captains and all the mighty men of valor, ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and the smiths None remained except the poorest people of the land. So he led Jehoiachin away into exile to Babylon also the king's mother and the king's wives and his officials and the leading men of the land, he led away into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. All the men of valor, seven thousand, and the craftsmen and the smiths, one thousand, all strong and fit for war, and these the king of Babylon brought into exile to Babylon.

At the turn of the year King Nebuchadnezzar sent and brought him to Babylon with the valuable articles of the house of the Lord , and he made his kinsman Zedekiah king over Judah and Jerusalem.

Babylon » Empire of » Prophetic denunciations against

O daughter of Babylon, you devastated one, How blessed will be the one who repays you With the recompense with which you have repaid us. How blessed will be the one who seizes and dashes your little ones Against the rock.

“Prepare for his sons a place of slaughter
Because of the iniquity of their fathers.
They must not arise and take possession of the earth
And fill the face of the world with cities.”

Thus says the LORD your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, "For your sake I have sent to Babylon, And will bring them all down as fugitives, Even the Chaldeans, into the ships in which they rejoice. "I am the LORD, your Holy One, The Creator of Israel, your King." Thus says the LORD, Who makes a way through the sea And a path through the mighty waters, read more.
Who brings forth the chariot and the horse, The army and the mighty man (They will lie down together and not rise again They have been quenched and extinguished like a wick):

Babylon » Empire of » Called land of shinar

The beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

And it came about in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim,

against Chedorlaomer king of Elam and Tidal king of Goiim and Amraphel king of Shinar and Arioch king of Ellasar—four kings against five.

It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.

Then it will happen on that day that the Lord
Will again recover the second time with His hand
The remnant of His people, who will remain,
From Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath,
And from the islands of the sea.

Babylon » Empire of » Divisions

Then he left the land of the Chaldeans and settled in Haran. From there, after his father died, God had him move to this country in which you are now living.

The king of Assyria brought men from Babylon and from Cuthah and from Avva and from Hamath and Sepharvaim, and settled them in the cities of Samaria in place of the sons of Israel. So they possessed Samaria and lived in its cities.

The king of Egypt did not come out of his land again, for the king of Babylon had taken all that belonged to the king of Egypt from the brook of Egypt to the river Euphrates.

He has said, "You shall exult no more, O crushed virgin daughter of Sidon Arise, pass over to Cyprus even there you will find no rest." Behold, the land of the Chaldeans--this is the people which was not Assyria appointed it for desert creatures--they erected their siege towers, they stripped its palaces, they made it a ruin.

Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, the height of which was sixty cubits and its width six cubits he set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon.

Babylon » City of » Capital of the kingdom of babylon

Now the bronze pillars which were in the house of the Lord , and the stands and the bronze sea which were in the house of the Lord , the Chaldeans broke in pieces and carried the bronze to Babylon.

Those who had escaped from the sword he carried away to Babylon and they were servants to him and to his sons until the rule of the kingdom of Persia,

At the turn of the year King Nebuchadnezzar sent and brought him to Babylon with the valuable articles of the house of the Lord , and he made his kinsman Zedekiah king over Judah and Jerusalem.

The king reflected and said, ‘Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?’

Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against him and bound him with bronze chains to take him to Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar also brought some of the articles of the house of the LORD to Babylon and put them in his temple at Babylon.

Babylon » A type of antiChrist

The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. Babylon the great was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of His fierce wrath.

and on her forehead a name was written, a mystery, “ BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”

Babylon » Restoration of the jews from

“Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, ‘The Lord , the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and He has appointed me to build Him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever there is among you of all His people, may the Lord his God be with him, and let him go up!’”

Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he sent a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying: "Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, 'The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and He has appointed me to build Him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. 'Whoever there is among you of all His people, may his God be with him! Let him go up to Jerusalem which is in Judah and rebuild the house of the LORD, the God of Israel He is the God who is in Jerusalem. read more.
'Every survivor, at whatever place he may live, let the men of that place support him with silver and gold, with goods and cattle, together with a freewill offering for the house of God which is in Jerusalem.'" Then the heads of fathers' households of Judah and Benjamin and the priests and the Levites arose, even everyone whose spirit God had stirred to go up and rebuild the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem. All those about them encouraged them with articles of silver, with gold, with goods, with cattle and with valuables, aside from all that was given as a freewill offering. Also King Cyrus brought out the articles of the house of the LORD, which Nebuchadnezzar had carried away from Jerusalem and put in the house of his gods and Cyrus, king of Persia, had them brought out by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and he counted them out to Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah. Now this was their number: 30 gold dishes, 1,000 silver dishes, 29 duplicates 30 gold bowls, 410 silver bowls of a second kind and 1,000 other articles. All the articles of gold and silver numbered 5,400. Sheshbazzar brought them all up with the exiles who went up from Babylon to Jerusalem. Now these are the people of the province who came up out of the captivity of the exiles whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away to Babylon, and returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his city. These came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum and Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel: the sons of Parosh, 2,172 the sons of Shephatiah, 372 the sons of Arah, 775 the sons of Pahath-moab of the sons of Jeshua and Joab, 2,812 the sons of Elam, 1,254 the sons of Zattu, 945 the sons of Zaccai, 760 the sons of Bani, 642 the sons of Bebai, 623 the sons of Azgad, 1,222 the sons of Adonikam, 666 the sons of Bigvai, 2,056 the sons of Adin, 454 the sons of Ater of Hezekiah, 98 the sons of Bezai, 323 the sons of Jorah, 112 the sons of Hashum, 223 the sons of Gibbar, 95 the men of Bethlehem, 123 the men of Netophah, 56 the men of Anathoth, 128 the sons of Azmaveth, 42 the sons of Kiriath-arim, Chephirah and Beeroth, 743 the sons of Ramah and Geba, 621 the men of Michmas, 122 the men of Bethel and Ai, 223 the sons of Nebo, 52 the sons of Magbish, 156 the sons of the other Elam, 1,254 the sons of Harim, 320 the sons of Lod, Hadid and Ono, 725 the men of Jericho, 345 the sons of Senaah, 3,630. The priests: the sons of Jedaiah of the house of Jeshua, 973 the sons of Immer, 1,052 the sons of Pashhur, 1,247 the sons of Harim, 1,017. The Levites: the sons of Jeshua and Kadmiel, of the sons of Hodaviah, 74. The singers: the sons of Asaph, 128. The sons of the gatekeepers: the sons of Shallum, the sons of Ater, the sons of Talmon, the sons of Akkub, the sons of Hatita, the sons of Shobai, in all 139. The temple servants: the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hasupha, the sons of Tabbaoth, the sons of Keros, the sons of Siaha, the sons of Padon, the sons of Lebanah, the sons of Hagabah, the sons of Akkub, the sons of Hagab, the sons of Shalmai, the sons of Hanan, the sons of Giddel, the sons of Gahar, the sons of Reaiah, the sons of Rezin, the sons of Nekoda, the sons of Gazzam, the sons of Uzza, the sons of Paseah, the sons of Besai, the sons of Asnah, the sons of Meunim, the sons of Nephisim, the sons of Bakbuk, the sons of Hakupha, the sons of Harhur, the sons of Bazluth, the sons of Mehida, the sons of Harsha, the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera, the sons of Temah, the sons of Neziah, the sons of Hatipha. The sons of Solomon's servants: the sons of Sotai, the sons of Hassophereth, the sons of Peruda, the sons of Jaalah, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel, the sons of Shephatiah, the sons of Hattil, the sons of Pochereth-hazzebaim, the sons of Ami. All the temple servants and the sons of Solomon's servants were 392. Now these are those who came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan and Immer, but they were not able to give evidence of their fathers' households and their descendants, whether they were of Israel: the sons of Delaiah, the sons of Tobiah, the sons of Nekoda, 652. Of the sons of the priests: the sons of Habaiah, the sons of Hakkoz, the sons of Barzillai, who took a wife from the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and he was called by their name. These searched among their ancestral registration, but they could not be located therefore they were considered unclean and excluded from the priesthood. The governor said to them that they should not eat from the most holy things until a priest stood up with Urim and Thummim. The whole assembly numbered 42,360, besides their male and female servants who numbered 7,337 and they had 200 singing men and women. Their horses were 736 their mules, 245 their camels, 435 their donkeys, 6,720.

Babylon » Predictions respecting » Perpetual desolation of

And Babylon, the beauty of kingdoms, the glory of the Chaldeans' pride, Will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. It will never be inhabited or lived in from generation to generation Nor will the Arab pitch his tent there, Nor will shepherds make their flocks lie down there. But desert creatures will lie down there, And their houses will be full of owls Ostriches also will live there, and shaggy goats will frolic there. read more.
Hyenas will howl in their fortified towers And jackals in their luxurious palaces. Her fateful time also will soon come And her days will not be prolonged.

"I will rise up against them," declares the LORD of hosts, "and will cut off from Babylon name and survivors, offspring and posterity," declares the LORD. "I will also make it a possession for the hedgehog and swamps of water, and I will sweep it with the broom of destruction," declares the LORD of hosts.


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A "Striding Lion," from ancient Babylon. I spotted it a few weeks ago on a cold December day in Chicago and took its picture.

One of the many gems on permanent display at the Oriental Institute, the University of Chicago’s remarkable museum which displays well its large collection of objects from the ancient Near-East, particularly Mesopotamia, Assyria, Egypt, and Persia.

Per the museum: From Babylon. Molded and glazed brick. Neo-Babylonian Period, circa 604-562 B.C.

Excerpt from legend: This colorful striding lion, its mouth opened in a threatening roar, once decorated in ancient Babylon (the Biblical city of Babel) a side of the “Processional Way,” which led out of the city through a massive gate named for Ishtar, the Mesopotamian goddess of love and war whose symbol was the lion.

These structures were built by Nebuchadnezzar II of Hanging Gardens fame. The Enciklopēdija Britannica informs me that the Processional Way was a stone- and brick-paved avenue which ran over half a mile, and that its sides were decorated with an estimated 120 brick lions. The Ishtar Gate itself was decorated with hundreds of dragons and bulls, and along with the Processional Way has been partially rebuilt in Berlin at the Pergamon Museum from excavated material. I saw a short video of the museum exhibit on a TV travel show a while back and it looked quite impressive. Wikipedia has a photo from the Pergamon as well as sketches of how the original structure must have appeared (link).

The aesthetics seem remarkably refined and developed for a society near the beginning of recorded civilization.


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