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Babylon [Babel], the glory [tsabiy] of
kingdoms [mamlakah], the beauty [tiph'arah] of the Chaldees [Kasdiy]'
excellency [ga'own], shall be as when God ['elohiym] overthrew [mahpekah] Sodom [Cadom] and Gomorrah [`Amorah]. KJV-Interlinear
Babylon, the beauty of kingdoms, the glory of the Chaldeans' pride, Will be as
when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. NASB
Back in Abraham’s day, the Dead Sea did not exist, as it was a great river valley through which the Jordan River flowed, and the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah along with other cities of that valley, existed.
Recall from the story in Genesis how Abraham and Lot separated, where Abraham remained in the hill country to the west, and Lot chose to move to the green rich valley where those cities existed.
When the Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed, the entire geography of that valley changed. At some point in time, over time, in history following that destruction, enough earthquakes and natural disasters and such things occurred, resulting in the present day Dead Sea.
Today the surface of the Dead Sea is the lowest point or the lowest elevation on the planet, at approximately 1400 feet or 400 meters below sea level, and its depth is still another 1200 feet or 400 meters deep. So, from sea level the bottom of the Dead Sea is about 2400 feet or 800 meters below sea level.
The present-day Jordan River flows out of the north into the Sea of Galilee, and continues on in a southward direction emptying into the Dead Sea.
Sodom and Gomorrah and all the cities of that plain, were completely destroyed and virtually removed from history as though they never existed. All that remains of them comes from the story in Genesis.
Babylon in its day, was said to be magnificent in its gardens, in its architecture, in its literature, in its arts, and was the center of great wealth and beauty.
However, in short order, in those final days of history the magnificence and beauty of Babylon, as it will be representative of the world at large in those final days, is going to be thoroughly and totally and quickly destroyed, and so too along with it, all of the glories and magnificence of the world at large will be destroyed.
And just as Sodom and Gomorrah were totally removed, so too nothing of man’s evil world will survive the end of the world, and will not enter into or become a part of, God’s kingdom here on earth.
The universe was create perfect. Satan and sin brought destruction.
The earth was restored to its perfect state, but Adam and Eve and sin brought destruction.
In those final days, all of the chaos and evil of the world will be removed and Gods kingdom will exist in a perfect state.
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