Hey RAM, (Richard),
Originally Posted by RAM
LOL, -- yeah you could be right if Babylon was the Babylonian Empire.
However, if the "Babylon" cited in Isaiah were actually a reference to "mystery" Babylon (Ref. Rev. 17), then you'd have a circumstance which shall perform as provided. And where for most, "mystery" Babylon is still a "mystery", the true identity is quite simple:
The Babylonian Empire was 'the first true metropolis in western history, a business as well as an administrative center,' -- the prototype of governments as we see them to this day. The Babylonians controlled trade and commerce across western Asia, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf, building highways, legislating business, and beautifying the capital.
Andrew Sherratt, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Archaelogy, Crown Publishers, Inc., NY, 1980, p. 206
John B. Christopher and Robert Lee Wolf, A History of Civilization, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1967, pp. 13-14
And even the creators of "Superman" were perceptive enough to acknowledge "Metropolis" as an existent entity. So I don't think Scripture lacks accuracy or precision, but it's probably us ...
With Best Regards,