The Two Babylons is a religious pamphlet published in 1853 by the Presbyterian Free Church of Scotland theologian Alexander Hislop. The author argues that the Catholic Church is the Babylon of the Apocalypse which is described in the Bible. The work examines the symbolism of the Book of Revelation in detail.
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loved it. the breakdown in detail is phenomenal and how all these false gods ties back to Babylon and nimrod
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- Ruby Spinner
A deep study well read.
The subject is valuable, and it should be required reading for all, irrespective of faith, culture or worldview. Trying to follow along while reading, however, is making this a chore. It seems that the version being read is a later edition than any available book, which is fine. Be aware, that you are taken from the main text to notes, made separate appendixes, to extra material not in the book. If you are able, it might be worthwhile to listen only.
All that said, this narrator is good. The speed is reasonable, even though the subject matter is heavy. Mr. Hislop, the author, used the style of his time, which I quite enjoy. It gives review, which is essential to any lecture, so that you learn, and, if you miss it, it is repeated the next time, building, without going backwards. Here, the narrator goes through, just as if you were in the classroom. He properly pronounces the words, and there is no pausing, as if he's lost his place.
This is actually the second narrator of this book I have encountered. The first was awful, as if he was making every other word a question, challenging your attention. Mr. Richards reads just as if he were giving his own lecture, not reading another scholar's work. When you have fifteen hours to get through, how it is read really does matter.
There can be possibly what can be viewed as "racial" stereotyping- but, remember, you are reading a historical book. The information on how we got from Nimrod to now is correct. That Cush, the son of Ham was a Negro, seems insulting to us. But remember, this book was written a very long time ago, and that is how someone with dark skin was identified. I reccomend you pull out your King James Bible, and diagram for yourself Genesis 10. Note all the descendants of Noah. Set aside the culture of a good teacher, utilize the advanced resources we now have. The truth cannot change, but how we express it does.