Another quite popular view sees Babylon primarily as an ecclesiastical system (Rev. Rev. 17:1+
), but also having commercial attributes (Rev. Rev. 18:1+
). This view takes the word mystery
written upon her forehead (Rev. Rev. 17:5+
) as part of her title rather than an indication that there is a mystery associated with Johns vision concerning her role in the time of the end. See the discussion of the identity of The Great Harlot
. See Mystery Babylon?