The Two Babylons. Papal Worship Proven to be the Worship of Nimrod and His Wife by Alexander Hislop

“It has always been easy to show that the Church which has its seat and headquarters on the seven hills of Rome might most appropriately be called ‘Babylon’, inasmuch as it is the chief seat of idolatry under the New Testament, as the ancient Babylon was the chief seat of idolatry under the old.” - From the Introduction.

Level of Difficulty: Primer: No prior subject matter knowledge needed.


  • About the Lutheran Library
  • Opinions of the Press
  • Titlepage
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • Note by the Editor
  • Preface to the Second Edition, 13Preface to the Third Edition
  • Editions of Works Quoted
  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction
  • Distinctive Character of the Two Systems
  • Objects of Worship
  • Trinity in Unity
  • The Mother and Child and the Original of the Child
  • The Child in Assyria
  • The Child in Egypt
  • The Child in Greece
  • The Death of the Child
  • The Deification of the Child
  • The Mother of the Child
  • Festivals
  • Christmas and Lady-day
  • Easter
  • The Nativity of St John
  • The Feast of the Assumption
  • Doctrine and Discipline
  • Baptismal Regeneration
  • Justification by Works
  • The Sacrifice of the Mass
  • Extreme Unction
  • Purgatory and Prayers for the dead
  • Rites and Ceremonies
  • Idol Processions
  • Relic Worship
  • The Clothing and Crowning of Images
  • The Rosary and the Worship of the Sacred Heart
  • Lamps and Wax-Candles
  • The Sign of the Cross
  • Religious Orders
  • The Sovereign Pontiff
  • Priests, Monks, and Nuns
  • The Two Developments Historically and Prophetically Considered
  • The Great Red Dragon
  • The Beast from the Sea
  • The Beast from the Earth
  • The Image of the Beast
  • The Name of the Beast, the Number of his Name, - The Invisible Head of the Papacy
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • Index

Publication Information

  • Lutheran Library edition first published: 2024
  • Copyright: CC BY 4.0