The Two Babylons
or The Papal Worship Proved to be the Worship of Nimrod
and His Wife

By the Late Rev. Alexander Hislop (1807-1862, pastor of East Free Church of Arbroath, Scotland)

First published as a pamphlet in 1853--greatly expanded in 1858

Table of Contents


Chapter I
Distinctive Character of the Two Systems (35k)

Chapter II Objects of Worship
Section I. Trinity in Unity (22k)
Section II. The Mother and Child, and the Original of the Child (14k)

Sub-Section I. The Child in Assyria (57k)
Sub-Section II. The Child in Egypt (22k)
Sub-Section III. The Child in Greece (28k)
Sub-Section IV. The Death of the Child (10k)
Sub-Section V. The Deification of the Child (61k)

Section III. The Mother of the Child (73k)

Chapter III Festivals
Section I. Christmas and Lady-day (35k)
Section II. Easter (41k)
Section III. The Nativity of St. John (42k)
Section IV. The Feast of the Assumption (11k)
See Chapter V, Section IV regarding Cupid (St. Valentine's Day)

Chapter IV Doctrine and Discipline
Section I. Baptismal Regeneration (47k)
Section II. Justification by Works (39k)
Section III. The Sacrifice of the Mass (25k)
Section IV. Extreme Unction (6k)
Section V. Purgatory and Prayers for the Dead (10k)

Chapter V Rites and Ceremonies
Section I. Idol Procession (15k)
Section II. Relic Worship (16k)
Section III. The Clothing and Crowning of Images (17k)
Section IV. The Rosary and the Worship of the Sacred Heart (10k)
Section V. Lamps and Wax-Candles (18k)
Section VI. The Sign of the Cross (21k)

Chapter VI Religious Orders
Section I. The Sovereign Pontiff (36k)
Section II. Priests, Monks, and Nuns (19k)

Chapter VII The Two Developments Historically and Prophetically Considered
Section I. The Great Red Dragon (79k)
Section II. The Beast from the Sea (44k)
Section III. The Beast from the Earth (22k)
Section IV. The Image of the Beast (26k)
Section V. The Name of the Beast, the Number of His Name--the Invisible Head of the Papacy (47k)

Conclusion (28k)


Figures contained in the book:

Figure 1: Woman With Cup from Babylon
Figure 2: Woman With Cup from Rome
Figure 3: Triune Divinity of Ancient Assyria and Figure 4: Triune Divinity of Pagan Siberians
Figure 5: Mother and Child From Babylon Figure 6: Mother and Child from India
Figure 7: Janus and his Club
Figure 8: Diana of Ephesus
Figure 9: Three-horned Head of Togrl Begh
Figure 10: Assyrian Hercules, or Zernebogus
Figure 11: Horned Head-Dresses
Figure 12: Three-Horned Cap of Vishnu
Figure 13: Tyrian Hercules
Figure 14: Winged Bull from Nimrúd Figure 15: Winged Bull from Persepolis
Figure 16: Centaur from Babylonia
Figure 17: Centaur from India
Figure 18: Osiris of Egypt
Figure 19: Egyptian High-Priest
Figure 20: Egyptian Calf-Idol
Figure 21: Assyrian Divinity, with Spotted Fallow-Deer
Figure 22: Bacchus, with Cup and Branch
Figure 23: An Egyptian Goddess, and Indian Crishna, crushing the Serpent's Head
Figure 24: Baal-Berith, Lord of the Covenant
Figure 25: Dove and Olive Branch of Assyrian Juno
Figure 26: Circe, the Daughter of the Sun
Figure 27: The Yule Log
Figure 28: Roman Emperor Trajan burning Incense to Diana
Figure 29: Egyptian God Seb, and Symbolic Goose
Figure 30: The Goose of Cupid
Figure 31: Sacred Egg of Heliopolis, and Typhon's Egg
Figure 32: Mystic Egg of Astarte
Figure 33: Juno, with Pomegranate
Figure 34: Two-Headed God
Figure 35: Cupid with Wine-Cup and Ivy Garland of Bacchus
Figure 36: Symbols of Nimrod and Baal-Berith
Figure 37: Ceres, Mother of Bar, "the Son," and of Bar, "the Corn."
Figure 38: Sun-Worship in Egypt
Figure 39: Popish Image of "God," with Clover Leaf
Figure 40: Cupid, with Symbolic "Heart"
Figure 41: Vishnu, with Symbolic "Heart"
Figure 42: Lion of Mithra, with Bee in its Mouth
Figure 43: The Cruciform T or Tau of Ancient Nations
Figure 44: Ancient Pagans adorned with Crosses
Figure 45: Bacchus, with Head-Band covered with Crosses
Figure 46: Various Examples of Pagan Crosses
Figure 47: Egyptian Pontiff-King (under a Canopy) borne on Men's Shoulders
Figure 48: Assyrian Dagon, with Fish-Head Mitre
Figure 49: Maltese God with similar Mitre
Figure 50: The Sacrifical Mitre of Chinese Emperor, as Pontifex Maximus of the Nation
Figure 51: Babylonian CrosierFigure 52: The Deified Serpent, or Serpent of Fire
Figure 52: The Deified Serpent, or Serpent of Fire
Figure 53: Roman Fire-Worship and Serpent-Worship Combined
Figure 54: Hindu Goddess Devaki, with the Infant Crishna at her breast
Figure 55: The Ram-Headed God of Egypt
Figure 56: The Ram-Headed Boy-God of Etruria
Figure 57: Indian Goddess Lakshmi, sitting in a Lotus-flower, borne by a Tortoise
Figure 58: Virgin and Child sitting in Cup of Tulip
Figure 59: The Serpent of AEsculapius, and the Fly-Destroying Swallow, the Symbol of Beel-zebub
Figure 60: Popish Image of "God," with bandaged Globe of Paganism
Figure 61: Supreme Divinity of Ancient Persia, with bands of Cybele, "the Binder with Cords"

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