Few passages of the Bible have been more mysterious, more perplexing, than Revelation 17 - 18. Together, these two chapters comprise the single longest prophecy in the New Testament. They reveal a great grotesque harlot, a cold-blooded killer, riding a great beast, a monster, that ends up devouring her. Throughout the world, the Bible predicts, people mourn for Babylon the Great, the Mother of All Harlots.
So who or what does this woman represent? Is she active in our world? What city does she represent? Does properly understanding this passage have any practical real-world implications or application for us today? Could there be any relationship between this woman and the global rise of radical Islam? Does this passage have anything to say about the future of the United States? Bible students and teachers alike have wrestled with many of these questions, literally for millennia.
In this superbly researched book, New York Times best-selling author Joel Richardson takes a very serious look at a position that has not been given much serious consideration. He answers all of these questions and more, examining the history of this passage and the great city Babylon, the Nimrod Myth, Alexander Hislop's two Babylons, the final Babylon, how Islam fits into these last days, and much more.
In his characteristically easy-to-understand style, Joel Richardson makes a powerful case that will rock the prophecy world. Keep both your Bible and mind open as you read this book, not simply with an intellectual curiosity, but with much prayer and a truly contrite and trusting heart. The Lord will open His secrets to all "those who fear Him" (Psalm 25:14).
As prophecy rapidly unfolds around us, we can feel the days ahead are only going to become much more difficult. But here is hope, as Mystery Babylon reminds us that the day of victory is at hand.