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Commentaries for Revelation Chapter 17

Babylon and Her Destiny

The three "great signs in heaven"--"a woman clothed with the sun" (12:1), "a great red dragon" (12:3) and "seven angels with seven plagues" (15:1)--are over...
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The Vision of the Woman and the Scarlet Beast

The angel promises to show John the punishment of the great prostitute (v...
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The Angel's Interpretation

The angel's question, "Why are you astonished?" is virtually equivalent to "Snap out of it!" The angel wakes John from his reverie not only with these words, but with the promise of a full interpretation of the "mystery" of the woman and the beast (v...
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