Revelation 17:9

Here is the mind which hath wisdom (Hwde o nou o ecwn sopian). "Here is the intelligence which has wisdom" (Charles). A variation of Revelation 13:18 , but the same idea. Seven mountains (epta orh). Rome was known as the city on seven hills (Vergil, Horace, Ovid, Cicero, etc.). On which (opou--ep autwn). "Where--upon them." Pleonasm like opou--ekei in Revelation 12:6 . In Revelation 13:1 it is the beast that has the seven heads, while here the woman riding the beast has seven heads, a slight change in the symbolism, and the heads are further identified as kings.