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Babylon the Great - Solved

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    I couldn't disagree more, in no way does scripture use "great city" as a proper noun, the sentence you quoted in Rev clearly names Babylon, and separately uses "great city" as a description, or adjective.

    This is simple sentence structure, surely you can see that, right?
     
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    PS: Why aren't you saying the city has the name of "the strong city"? It's used in the sentence as an adjective as well...

    No instead, both the "strong city" and the "great city" are adjectives and in no way meant to be proper nouns...
     
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    Let me go a step further...

    Gen 10:12 "From that land he went to Assyria, where he built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir,[f] Calah 12 and Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah—which is the great city."

    Jonah 1:2 "Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.”

    Jonah 3:2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.”

    Amos 6:2 "But go over to Calneh and see what happened there. Then go to the great city of Hamath and down to the Philistine city of Gath. You are no better than they were, and look at how they were destroyed."

    Eze 26:17 "and sing this funeral song: “The great city beside the sea is destroyed! Its people once ruled the coast and terrified everyone there."

    Do I need to go on? You might as well connect the "great city" to any number of other cities throughout the Bible, and in no way is this descriptive term unique to Babylon, nor Jerusalem in any way, and is used to describe any number of cities throughout history, which are never intended to be a proper noun.
     
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    Hi Joshuastone7 :)

    This is my last word on this. My reply was to your post 59, quoted above for convenience. You had earlier stated the bible never calls Jerusalem, the Great City, only the city of the Great King. Remember? I corrected you by quoting

    Jere 22:8 –

    And many nations will actually pass along by this city and say one to the other: “On what account did Jehovah do like this to this great city?”

    You are the one that dismissed the scriptural evidence above by saying that it is not a noun, but an adjective and that it says "this great city", instead of "the"! Read your post 59 again please!

    This is warped thinking! I'm out of here!

    Londoner
     
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    I'm not sure we are on the same page here, I stated that Jerusalem was never called "the great city" as if that were it's name, that was what I said in post 59, and scripture does not use that term as a name.

    You use "the great city" in order to prove your understanding that BTG is Jerusalem, do you not? That's what I'm replying too... I was showing you that you cannot connect BTG and Jerusalem simply because they are both described as a great city, and I think I presented that pretty well.

    As well, I posted a number of different cities in the Bible that were called "the great city", but yet you ignore them?

    Clearly the use of "the great city" is never used as a name, sorry but that's just simple sentence structure...

    Still love you though bro... ;)
     

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