by Alexander Hislop

The Two Babylons
or The Papal Worship Proved to be the Worship of Nimrod
and His Wife
By the Late Rev. Alexander Hislop

First published as a pamphlet in 1853--greatly expanded in 1858



Chapter I
Distinctive Character of the Two Systems

Chapter II
Objects of Worship

Section I. Trinity in Unity
Section II. The Mother and Child, and the Original of the Child

Sub-Section I. The Child in Assyria
Sub-Section II. The Child in Egypt
Sub-Section III. The Child in Greece
Sub-Section IV. The Death of the Child
Sub-Section V. The Deification of the Child

Section III. The Mother of the Child

Chapter III

Section I. Christmas and Lady-day
Section II. Easter
Section III. The Nativity of St. John
Section IV. The Feast of the Assumption
See Chapter V, Section IV regarding Cupid (St. Valentine's Day)

Chapter IV
Doctrine and Discipline

Section I. Baptismal Regeneration
Section II. Justification by Works
Section III. The Sacrifice of the Mass
Section IV. Extreme Unction
Section V. Purgatory and Prayers for the Dead

Chapter V
Rites and Ceremonies

Section I. Idol Procession
Section II. Relic Worship
Section III. The Clothing and Crowning of Images
Section IV. The Rosary and the Worship of the Sacred Heart
Section V. Lamps and Wax-Candles
Section VI. The Sign of the Cross

Chapter VI
Religious Orders

Section I. The Sovereign Pontiff
Section II. Priests, Monks, and Nuns

Chapter VII
The Two Developments Historically and Prophetically Considered

Section I. The Great Red Dragon
Section II. The Beast from the Sea
Section III. The Beast from the Earth
Section IV. The Image of the Beast
Section V. The Name of the Beast, the Number of His Name--the Invisible Head of the Papacy


The Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop
Revised: Saturday, April 22, 2000
"... freely ye have received, freely give." (Mat 10:8)
Compiled by
Encoded for THAT I MAY KNOW HIM by Mike Blume