hmmm, sunday morning?
from what i found 'Babylon' can mean a City or a territory (as in mesopotamia)
babylon can be a literal thing or place, or else mean a figurative or symbolic concept...
babylon in one definition means confusion
babylon also meant 'The Gate of God' to several cultures
there's plenty of links in the search criteria; [city of babylon, predictions]
which address pretty much all the different ways that 'babylon' might mean
but i found the semi-academic treatment of a babylon info here;
as more enlightening than the subjective interpetations of the different meanings of babylon found
in Isaiah 13,14 or revelation 17,18 or jeremiah 50,51....
one could spend countless hours chasing ones tail in trying to rationalize
the ?truth? and still not get a 100%, for sure, life guiding truth of just what the bible authors actually meant by 'babylon' at any particular
i draw your attention to one of the links on the Google search,,,,
Iraq in Prophecy?- Modern Babylon?
[....misleading the ignorant masses for higher TV ratings and book sales. ]
sunday, ahh, the 4th round of the golf tourney
that's whats sunday's are good for
[edit on 24-6-2007 by St Udio]