The destroyers of Babylon
שאו־.נס.בארץ.תקעו.שופר.בגוים.קדשו.עליה.גוים. השמיעו.עליה.ממלכות.אררט.מני.ואשכנז.פקדו.עליה. טפסר.העלו.־סוס.כילק.סמר. קדשו.עליה.גוים.את.־מלכי.מדי.את־פחותיה. ואת.־כל.־סגניה.ואת.כל.־ארץ.ממשלתו. "Lift up the banner in the earth you all. Make loud the shopar among the people you all! Make holy a peoples against her you all! Call out against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Manay, and Ashchanaz you all! Appoint a commanding general against her you all! Cause to come up a horse like the bristling locust you all! Make holy a people against her you all, the kings of Maday, the governors thereof, and all the leaders thereof, and all the land of his domain" (Yaram-Ya'oh 51:27-28). At no point in history did the ancient kingdoms of Maday (Medes), Ashchanaz, Ararat, and Manay (Mini) ever destroy ancient Babylon and make it an uninhabitable ruin. The Medes-Persians simply became the new kings of Babylon in 539 BCE. They never destroyed the city and turned it into a desolation. The city continued to exist during the entire period of the Persian Empire. Kings Darius I and his son Xerxes put down rebellions at Babylon, but they did not destroy the city. Contemporary dated economic and astronomical cuneiform tablets prove this. The Greeks who succeeded the Persians as rulers of Babylon did not destroy it either. It is true the Greeks built their new city of Seleucia and that made Babylon less important, but Babylon was never destroyed and turned into a desolate ruin by the Greeks.
Thus, the kingdoms of Ashchanaz, Ararat, Manay and Maday who are to destroy Babylon cannot be the ancient peoples who were identified by those names. Nor can the Babylon they are supposed to destroy be the mother who sits in complete ruins in Iraq today as a result of years of neglect but never because of a destructive conquest. As I said, that never happened. The prophet Yaram-Ya'oh (Jeremiah) was using code to encrypt his message about the fall of Babylon and her daughter, or his message is a false prophecy. Let's look deeper and see if we can decode it. The name אררט/Ararat is from the verb ארר/ARAR (to curse) and the verb רטה/RATAH (to reverse). The name Ararat means "to curse is reversed." This was a fitting name for the tallest mountain in the world where the ark landed. The flood survivors gave the mountain this name in order to memorialize the end of the worldwide cataclysm. This is shows that the language the flood survivors spoke is Ghabaray. The name מני/Manay is from the masculine noun מנה/MANAH which means a portion of something that has been weighed out. Manay with the 1st person pronominal suffix means "my weighed portion." The name אשכנז/Ashchanaz combines three elements: the noun אש/ASH (fire); the preposition particle כ/CHA (like); and the noun נז/NAZ (a shot). The name means "fire like a shot." The clue that we are not to make the mistake and assume the prophet was talking about the ancient kingdoms who went by these three names is given by the prophet in verse 27 when he orders his readers (i.e. his own people) to קדשו.עליה.גוים "make holy a peoples (plural)" against Babylon. It does not say "Prepare" like the 1611 Queen James Virus has it. The word קדשו is an imperative verb addressed to the people of Ya'ohsharal in the 2nd person masculine plural commanding them to make holy a group of peoples. These "peoples" are the future destroyers of Babylon and they are a set apart and sanctified people. These are not heathens. These are the remnant of Ya'ohsharal with their curses reversed which makes them the weighed out portion of YA'OH and also the weapon He will use to fire shots at Babylon. As for the name מדי/Maday, this name is from the noun מד/MAD which means "a measure." Maday with the 1st person pronominal suffix means "my measure." You could say this, for example, if you are talking about a garment that is just your size and fits you perfectly. The same clue is given to alert the reader that the prophet is not talking about the people of ancient or modern Iran. The Maday he was talking about are a people who the prophet's readers are commanded to קדשו.עליה "make holy against her." This is the remnant, i.e. His measure. The real destroyers of Babylon (the daughter not the mother) will not be heathens with a modern mechanized military and conventional weapons of warfare. She cannot be taken down that way. That ship sailed after WWII and the end of the Cold War. Her fire power now is simply mind boggling. No country stands a chance against her. However, there are weapons that she cannot defend herself against. The weapons in the armory of YA'OH that will take her down, weapons that He will put at the disposal of His remnant, are weather, plague, and natural disasters. The names Maday, Ararat, Manay, and Ashchanaz mentioned by Yaram-Ya'oh were never supposed to be understood as references to the indigenous people of geographical Iran, Armenia or Afghanistan. They are instead literal but coded references to the set apart remnant of Ya'ohsharal who will exit and come out of their captivity in the north country (making them the northern army that attacks Babylon). They will "come against" Babylon from a far off distance in the field in the wilderness after their exodus: "for now will you go forth from the fortified city and you will dwell in the field, and you will come against Babal there. You will be delivered there. YA'OH will redeem you from the hand of your enemies" (Maychah 4:10).
The prophets all speak with unified voice. The remnant must first relocate to the wilderness before it can "come against" Babylon. It will not use conventional weaponry, but rather the same weapons their Rock put into the hands of His servant Mashah in order to destroy Matsraym in the first exodus. He will turn His remnant into His battle axe (Yaram-Ya'oh 51:20-26) and He will respond to their prophetic words (Khazon 11:6) that will call down the deadliest of "natural" calamities. His name is YA'OH
Always has been. Always will be. #EXODUS2023