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Q. Which cities are most frequently mentioned in the Bible?
The second most well-known biblical city is Babylon. This doomed metropolis was built on the twin ideologies of culture without Godâ€śLet us make us a nameâ€ťand religion without the Lordâ€śLet us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach to heaven.â€ť Babylon and its ideology progressively subverts the world and has arrived at near-totality in our time.
But there is another city, not far from these two that is most provocative as well. Remember the name, â€śPetraâ€ťwe will be hearing much more of this most provocative metropolis in the days to come. Through the centuries it has been the crossroads of much activity in the Middle East by armies, trading caravans, religious organizers, and fleeing fugitives aplenty. It became important in the lives of the Hittites, of Jacob and Esau, of Israel, of the Arabians, of the Persians, as well as the Greeks and the Romans. The Edomites made it their capital and fleeing warriors from many nations their hiding place. Petra, also known as Bozra, has been visited by thousands of religious pilgrims who have been astonished at the â€śrose-redâ€ť city sequestered in that improbable place.
But the past of Petra is but a prelude to its coming significance as the prophetically significant last days come upon us. Conservative Bible scholars hold that Petra will yet be the city of deliverance, the defensible hiding place for the deliverance of His people Israel. Betrayed and then persecuted by the Antichrist, Israel will then be preserved, delivered by its new-found Lord.
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