a river runs through it 

A New Jerusalem – 

A new earth with no more sea.  Just a river.  It is here now. Just as Jerusalem was the center of the Jewish religion, Rome, the New Jerusalem is the center of the Christian religion. See the map.  A river and twelve gates.  Three in each direction.  

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a mystery 

A River Runs Through It 

A city with “many waters” needs more than a river.  It needs merchants who need a place to park their boats.  Rome was not a mystery and the Tiber river is no place to park your boat.  Constantinople was and is a mystery and likely to remain so.  She didn’t have seven hills until Theodosius II extended her walls in the fifth century to include a seventh hill.