In Dispensationalist theology it is traditionally argued that “Babylon” in Revelation 14, Revelation 17, and Revelation 18 is a symbol indicating some form of a re-established Rome. This view is built on a reading of the prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah in such a way that the rebuilding of the city and empire of Babylonia should be expected in the eschaton. In this article, the author wants to study the context of the oracles against the nations in Isaiah 13-23 against the background of the eighth century during which Isaiah was prophesying.
Source: Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 1998. 21 pages.