Thanks for your many interesting and informative posts. I would like to add something about the scarlet and purple robes. The Priests of Yahweh wore them before the Roman Empire existed.
King James 2000 Bible (©2003)
And of the blue, and purple, and scarlet, they made cloths of service, to do service in the holy place, and made the holy garments for Aaron; as the LORD commanded Moses.
Tyrian purple became the color of kings, nobles, priests and magistrates all around the Mediterranean.In the Iliad of Homer, the belt of Ajax is purple,and the tails of the horses of Trojan warriors are dipped in purple. In the Odyssey, the blankets on the wedding bed of Odysseus are purple. In the poems of Sappho (6th century B.C.) she celebrates the skill of the dyers of the Greek kingdom of Lydia who made purple footwear, and in the play of Aeschylus (525–456 B.C.), Queen Clytemnestra welcomes back her husband Agamemnon by decorating the palace with purple carpets. In the Bible, it was described the color worn by the priests of Yahweh. In 950 B.C., King Solomon was reported to have to have brought artisans from Tyre to provide purple fabrics to decorate the Temple of Jerusalem.
Did you know that Jerusalem is also situated on seven hills?
But strange as it may seem, the City of Jerusalem as it existed in the time of Christ Jesus was also reckoned to be the "City of Seven Hills." This fact was well recognized in Jewish circles. In the Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer, an 8th century midrashic narrative (section 10), the writer mentioned without commentary (showing that the understanding was well known and required no defense) that "Jerusalem is situated on seven hills" (recorded in The Book of Legends, edited by Bialik and Ravnitzky, p. 371, paragraph 111). And, so it was. Those "seven hills" are easy to identify.
Finally, the author below believes that Mystery Babylon the Great is Jerusalem:
Revelation flat out tells you who Mystery Babylon the Great is
“And to whom does that term refer? In Revelation, “the great city” (hey polis megaley in Greek) is used to clearly refer to Jerusalem, capitol of the Jewish people! When the two witnesses are killed, their dead bodies lie in the streets of “the great city (hey polis megaley). “… Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified” (Revelation 11:8). This unmistakably implies that powerful, corrupt Babylon and the great city “ Sodom and Egypt, where our Lord was crucified,” are the same city… Jerusalem.” (Babylon the Great is Israel by Ted Pike)
This insinuates that far from being a city of God as many Christians believe, Jerusalem will be a corrupt and decadent city which is heavily into the occult. In fact, Revelation 17:18 states plane as day that the woman, referring to Mystery Babylon the Great, is the great city, referring to Jerusalem. (Revelation 11:8)