Many prophecies are given in the Bible regarding Babylon which history does not record happening in the way or manner set out, so the city has to be rebuilt. Presently;
“Only 10 percent of the surface layer of Babylon has been excavated, says Pedersén, who first visited as a student in 1979. He still gets excited about it. “Almost everything is unexcavated,” he says, walking through the ancient streets. “We know the names of the different temples and approximately where they would be. But no one has ever touched them. There is an enormous amount of new things that can be discovered here and hopefully will be discovered in the coming decades.”
Although recent wars halted works, interest remains in restoring this ancient city;
Jeff Allen of the World Monuments Fund has been coming to Babylon since after the fall of Saddam’s regime. The World Monuments Fund recently received a five hundred-thousand-dollar grant from the US state department to help restore Babylon. Today a curious hybrid – part crumbling ruins, part hastily built backdrop to Saddam’s megalomania, an artificial hill overlooking Babylon and on the hill a palace so he could bask in Iraq’s glorious, distant past.
The prophet Jeremiah, in chapters 50 and 51 gives many details concerning the city’s destruction which requires it to be rebuilt in order for these things to happen;
Jeremiah 50: 1- 3 – This is the word the Lord spoke through Jeremiah the prophet concerning Babylon and the land of the Babylonians. “Announce and proclaim among the nations, lift up a banner and proclaim it; keep nothing back, but say, ‘Babylon will be captured;’… A nation from the north will attack her and lay waste her land. No one will live in it; both people and animals will flee away”.
Jeremiah 50: 9 – 10 – “For I will stir up and bring against Babylon an alliance of great nations from the land of the north. They will take up their positions against her, and from the north she will be captured. Their arrows will be like skilled warriors who do not return empty-handed. So Babylonia will be plundered; all who plunder her will have their fill,” declares the Lord.
Jeremiah 50: 12 – 13 – She will be the least of the nations — a wilderness, a dry land, a desert. Because of the Lord’s anger she will not be inhabited but will be completely desolate. All who pass Babylon will be appalled; they will scoff because of all her wounds.
Jeremiah 50: 26 – Come against her from afar. Break open her granaries; pile her up like heaps of grain. Completely destroy her and leave her no remnant.
Jeremiah 50: 39 – 40 – “So desert creatures and hyenas will live there, and there the owl will dwell. It will never again be inhabited or lived in from generation to generation. As I overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah along with their neighbouring towns,” declares the Lord, “so no one will live there; no people will dwell in it”.
Jeremiah 51: 26 – “No rock will be taken from you for a cornerstone, nor any stone for a foundation, for you will be desolate for ever,” declares the Lord.
Expect to see an increasing interest and support for the rebuilding of this city.
What does that mean for you?– Good News
NPR – 24thNovember 2018
WWLP – 25thJune 2015