Sunday 16th June 2019
Mystery Babylon
Unlocking the Bible’s Greatest Prophetic Mystery
BINDING: Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-1-944229-31-3
PUBLICATION DATE: February 7, 2017
PRICE: $25.95

New York Times bestselling author Joel Richardson carefully explores what is arguably the greatest prophetic mystery in all of the Bible.

Mystery Babylon is an in-depth look at the prophecy of Revelation 17 and 18. Richardson dissects the longest prophecy in the New Testament – the final chapters of the Bible – in order to make sense of these deeply elusive and profoundly controversial passages.


At once a queen, a prostitute, and a cold-blooded killer, this great harlot waves a golden cup filled with blood. Adorned in purple and scarlet and gold and precious stones, she seduces the kings of the earth with luxury. Most commonly known, perhaps, is that she rides a beast with seven heads and ten horns. Her title is Mystery, Babylon the Great, the mother of all harlots and of the abominations of the earth.


From the early days of Christianity, believers have struggled to understand the mystery of the great harlot. Scholars and students alike have arrived at many different conclusions.


In his characteristically easy-to-understand style, Richardson works through the history of Christian interpretation of Mystery Babylon, weighing the strengths and weaknesses of each view, making a powerful case for a solution to this prophecy that will rock the prophecy world.


Divided into three parts Mystery Babylon Richardson exposits Scripture in part 1, examines the more common positions in part 2, and invites the reader to a powerful conclusion in part 3.


Keep both your Bible and your mind open as you read this book not simply with an intellectual curiosity, but with much prayer and a truly contrite and trusting heart, believing indeed that the Lord will open up his secrets to all “those who fear Him” (Ps. 25:14).



“Once again, Joel Richardson has shaken the foundations of the prophecy world and just about everything we thought we knew about Mystery Babylon. This highly original and thought-provoking book just may provide the solution to this age-old mystery that we’ve been searching out for millennia.”

—Tom Horn, best-selling author, CEO, SkyWatch TV


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“Richardson’s new volume is brilliantly researched, Scripturally solid, and fluently written. It is quite evident that “MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS” may no longer be a mystery. This book is “must-reading” for everyone with a passion for prophetic truth and an interest in the last days.”


Marvin J. Rosenthal, Executive Director, Zion’s Hope


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“Once again, best selling author Joel Richardson connects the geo-political and prophetic dots and presents a compelling, straightforward, and redemptive case for one of the Bible’s most enigmatic prophecies. If you want to understand the times like the Sons of Issachar, I heartily recommend Joel’s latest excellent work!”

—Chris Mitchell, Middle East Bureau Chief, Christian Broadcasting Network 


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“Joel Richardson has provided us with an important and very systematic work, laying out the possibilities of who or what is the identity of “Mystery Babylon.” This book will definitely make you rethink your previously held positions.”

—Pastor Mark Biltz


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