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Chapter 1 - Letter from a Friend

Prophecy and Tyre (continued)

What did the prophets say would become of the great, rich,
strong, proud city of Babylon?

'Babylon, the jewel of kingdoms, the glory of the Babylonians' pride,
will be overthrown by God like Sodom and Gomorrah. She will never
be inhabited or lived in through all generations; no Arab will pitch
his tent there, no shepherd will rest his flocks there. But desert
creatures will lie there.'
Isaiah 13:19-21

'Babylon will be a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals, a place where no
one lives. This is what the Lord Almighty says: "Babylon's thick walls
will be levelled and her high gates set on fire."'
Jeremiah 51:37,58

The Babylonians thought Babylon could never fall. Its great stone walls
were over 90 metres high and 18 metres thick. The city was a mighty
fortress. Yetthe prophets wrote the messages that God dictated, and these
came true - every single word. When we compare the Bible with history
we have proof that the Bible prophecies are true.