Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness,
&c.] Which some understand of Babylon itself, divided into two parts by the river Euphrates running in the midst of it, called by Berosus F6 the inward and outward cities; though rather these design the rest of the cities in Chaldea, of which Babylon was the metropolis, the mother city, and the other her daughters, which should share the same fate with herself; be demolished, and the ground on which they stood become a dry, barren, uncultivated, and desert land: a land wherein no man dwelleth, neither doth [any] son of man pass
having neither inhabitant nor traveller; see ( Jeremiah 50:12 Jeremiah 50:39 ) .
F6 Apud Joseph. contr. Apion, l. 1. c. 19.