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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Revelation 18

 

 

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The Fall of Babylon - Revelation 18:1-24 describes the fall of Babylon.

Revelation 18:8 — "and she shall be utterly burned with fire" - Comments- The great city of Rome, referred to as Babylon by the early Church, was almost entirely burned to the ground in A.D 64. Philip Schaff writes, "This fearful catastrophe must have been before the mind of St. John in the Apocalypse when he wrote his funeral dirge of the downfall of imperial Rome ( Revelation 18)." 117]

117] Philip Schaff, History of the Christian Church, vol 1 (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1955), 380.

Revelation 18:20Comments- The apostles and prophets were given the duty of delivering the New and Old Testaments to the children of God. The books of the Old Testament were delivered through the office of the prophets, and the books of the New Testament were written with apostolic authority. The apostles are here listed before the prophets because this office now takes primacy in New Testament Church. The apostles and prophets spoke of this great event when God takes vengeance upon the wicked, who have persecuted God's people over the centuries.

 


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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Revelation 18:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ghe/revelation-18.html. 2013.

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