"Babylon Is Fallen"

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Last Updated on May 24, 2015, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 159

Context: Isaiah, prophet of the Lord, proclaims his vision of "Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah." Declaring the Almighty's disappointment in his chosen people and the iniquity of the nation, Isaiah urges obedience to God's will. Through obedience, Jerusalem and Judah will become the focal point of the law of the Lord. Having prophesied the arrival of a messiah and having received visions of God on His throne and the destruction of various nations, Isaiah goes about naked delivering his message of the conquest of Egypt and Ethiopia by Assyria. A prophet of a later date then foretells emotionally the fall of God's enemy, Babylon, as he has seen it in his vision:

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And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.

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