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    PostSubject: Is Babylon a Symbol for Rome in the Book of Revela   Sat May 17, 2008 6:07 pm

    Is Babylon a Symbol for Rome in the Book of Revelation?

    There are those who claim that Babylon is not a symbol of Rome in Revelation, but this is not true, for it is indeed a symbol of Rome. Because of the movement of the Babylonian Religion into Rome, individuals recognized it as a second Babylon for more information look at 666 History Overview. A number of sources, including several contemporaries of the time, support this. Augustine of Hippo, in his City of God, in several places mentions that Rome is comparable to Babylon. Augustine makes the comparison from a historical standpoint, given that both cities were conquerors.
    Here, in book 16 of City of God is the first such statement:

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