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Babylon = Assyria
In the Old Testament, “Babylon” and “Assyria” are sometimes used interchangeably of the same political power:
Egypt to Assyria
“In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians. In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land: Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.” (Isaiah 19:23-25)
Assyria was an ancient empire whose demise was prophesied by Zephaniah: “And He will stretch out His hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderness” (Zephaniah 2:13). As Nahum said: “Nineveh is laid waste” (Nahum 3:7). Nineveh was burnt and captured by a combination of Babylonians, Medes and Scythians in 612 B.C. The Assyrian Empire thus came to an end and consequently is a not a power in its own right at the return of Christ. It is not mentioned, for example, in Ezekiel 38.
Assyria, a Greek name formed from Asshur (אשׁוּר, ‘ashshūr; Ἀσσούρ, Assoúr; Assyrian Assur): The primitive capital of the country.
Adad-nirari III (also Adad-narari) was a King of Assyria from 811 to 783 BC.
Assyria, a major Mesopotamian East Semitic-speaking kingdom and empire of the ancient Near East, existed as an independent state from perhaps as early as the 25th century BC, until its collapse between 612 BC and 599 BC, spanning the mid to Early Bronze Age through to the late Iron Age.