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The Two Babylons

(or The Papal Worship Proved to be the Worship of Nimrod and His Wife).

An extremely well-researched study by the Rev. Alexander Hislop.

Note by the Editor
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Third Edition

Chapter I.

Distinctive Character of the Two Systems

Chapter II.

Objects of Worship 

Section I. - Trinity in Unity
Section II.- The Mother and Child, and the Original of the Child
Sub-section I. - The Child in Assyria
Sub-section II. - The Child in Egypt
Sub-section III. - The Child in Greece
Sub-section IV. - The Death of the Child
Sub-section V. - The Deification of the Child
Section III. - The Mother of the Child 

Chapter III


Section I. - Christmas and Lady-day
Section II. - Easter
Section III. - The Nativity of St. John
Section IV. - The Feast of the Assumption

Chapter IV

Doctrine and discipline

Section I. - Baptismal Regeneration
Section II. - Justification by Works
Section III. - The Sacrifice of the Mass
Section IV. - The Feast of the Assumption
Section V. - Purgatory and Prayers for the Dead

Chapter V

Rites and Ceremonies

Section I. - Idol Processions
Section II. - Relic Worship
Section III. - The Clothing and Crowning of Images
Section IV. - The Rosary and the Worship of the Sacred Heart
Section V. - Lamps and Wax-candles
Section VI. - The Sign of the Cross

Chapter VI

Religious Orders

Section I. - The Sovereign Pontiff
Section II. - Priests, Monks, and Nuns

Chapter VII

The Two Developments Historically and Prophetically Considered

Section I. - The Great Red Dragon
Section II. - The Beast From the Sea
Section III. - The Beast from the Earth
Section IV. - The Image of the Beast
Section V. - The Name of the Beast, the Number of His
    Name - The Invisible Head of the Papacy
Appendix - Woman with Golden Cup
Appendix - Hebrew Chronology
Appendix - Shing Moo and Ma Tsoopo of China
Appendix - Ala-Mahozim
Appendix - Meaning of the name Centaurus
Appendix - Olenos, the Sin-Bearer
Appendix - The Identification of Rhea or Cybele and Venus
Appendix - The Virgin Mother of Paganism
Appendix - The Goddess Mother as a Habitation
Appendix - The Meaning of the name Astarte
Appendix - Oannes and Souro
Appendix - The Identity of the Scandinavian Odin and Adon of 
Appendix - The Stripping of the Clothes of the Initiated in 
    the Mysteries
Appendix - Zoroaster, the Head of the Fire-Worshippers
Appendix - The Story of Phaethon
Appendix - The Roman Imperial Standard of the Dragon of Symbol 
    of Fire-worship
Appendix - The Slaying of the Witness
Appendix - Attes, the Sinner