Babylon’s Destruction

Q. In your article titled ‘Mystery Babylon…what’s the mystery’ you state the following.

“But during the Gulf War they discovered that ancient Babylon had never been destroyed in the way the Bible describes. Further research showed that it’s been continuously inhabited since the days of Nebuchadnezzar, and Saddam Hussein has expended much effort in restoring it.”

I am a believer but this confuses me since the Bible is to be 100% accurate.  Can you please explain this?

A. Here’s what I meant.  Since Babylon has never been destroyed in the way the Bible describes, we know that prophecies such as Jeremiah 50:39-40 that speak of Babylon’s permanent destruction have not been fulfilled yet. The fulfillment of these prophecies awaits God’s final judgment upon Babylon in Rev. 18.

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