A Great City
A fit with Babylon the Great. Constantinople is fallen, is fallen, and can be found no more at all. This is a mystery and likely to remain so. It had seven mountains, many waters, and many merchants. Constantinople is the only city with all these characteristics. Why it is being ignored is definitely a mystery.
A Woman Clothed With The Sun
A moon under her feet. The ten horns found ten times in the bible connect Daniel with the Apocalypse. The dragon is found twelve times in the Apocalypse starting with chapter twelve and ending with a thousand years. The seven heads connect the dragon to Babylon the Great and the beast.
A Beast That Was, Is Not, And Yet To Come
A chapter with numbers. Ten horns, seven heads, five are fallen, and two beasts. Babylon the Great ties them all together. Good luck counting kings. If you count dynasties, five had fallen when John Chrysostom was in Ephesus replacing seven corrupt bishops. He is your brother on Patmos.
A Fit With All The Key Numbers
A history of the Apocalypse. It includes a thousand years, 666, ten horns, seven heads, and a perfect fit with Babylon the Great. Constantinople has it all. The Timeline of the Apocalypse starts with John the Baptist and ends with the beginning of Istanbul. Babylon the Great can be found no more at all.
A Christian Empire
A time when they reigned with Christ. The Byzantine Empire was the only Christian empire to last a thousand years. Its capital, Constantinople, has all the characteristics of Babylon the Great. No other city has them and can be found no more at all. It is a mystery and likely to remain so.
A Connection With Daniel
A different beast in common with John. The “ten horns” ties it all together. They “shall hate the whore” and John provides enough clues to identify Babylon the Great. Islam can identify ten dynasties. Constantinople was attacked by the second one in 666 and fell to the tenth one in 1453.
A Great City
A capital of an empire that lasted a thousand years. Constantinople is Babylon the Great. The Byzantine Empire lasted a thousand years and its capital was Constantinople. At the start there were the seven dynasties of the Roman Empire. At the end there was the tenth dynasty of Islam. All the pieces fit.
A New Rome
A perfect fit. Unlike Rome, Constantinople has it all.
– It has many waters 17:1
– It is a mystery 17:5
– It has seven hills 17:9
– It has trade 18:11
– It has fallen, fallen 18:2
– It can be found no more at all 18:21
With Constantinople you can check all the boxes.
A misinterpretation. Even Peter knew he was in Babylon. Some are still looking for his bones south of Baghdad. That is the real mystery but Rome having seven hills was never a mystery. The seven hills of Constantinople is still a mystery and likely to remain so. It will never fit with their narrative.
A fit with history. Constantinople is Babylon the Great and Islam is the beast that hated the whore. It is a mystery and likely to remain so but the fit with history cannot be denied. It is fallen, is fallen, and can be found no more at all. It had merchants. It has many waters. It has seven mountains. No other city fits like Constantinople.