Mystery Babylon: Unlocking the Bible’s Greatest Prophetic Mystery

We are now taking pre-orders for my newest book: Mystery Babylon: Unlocking the Bible’s Greatest Prophetic Mystery Orders will begin shipping in mid-January. Order here for your pre-release signed copy.

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Mystery Babylon: Unlocking the Bible’s Greatest Prophetic Myster


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54 Responses to Mystery Babylon: Unlocking the Bible’s Greatest Prophetic Mystery

  1. good4u says:

    Hi Joel!

    Much success on the launch of your newest book! I’m sure it will be a strong contender in solving the age old conundrum of this most shrouded subject in all of holy scripture. As the new year is ushered in shortly, let us ever be vigilant in prayer and watchfulness to understand the times in which we live as we seek the LORD’s return who is the only One who can bring peace to a war torn earth.

    Praying for peaceful resolution to the Syria-Iraq war. Amen!


  2. Heron says:

    Looking forward to it. Might actually order it all the way to South America if the dollar falls a little bit.

    Joel, do you know about a book in which the author describes the rise of modern Islam comparing it to the process of waking up, opening the eyes, getting up and so on? A couple years ago I stumbled upon an article on WND where the author wrote about this, and how at the time the book was ridiculed by a journalist. I think it was this that somehow linked me to your book When a Jew Rules the World, years before getting to know about you. I’ve tried to find the article again without success, so if you somehow know about this book, could you share it?

    Also, thanks for your work. I’ve come to see Israel through another eyes after being acquainted to your content. May the Lord keep guiding you.


  3. Joel says:

    Hi Heron,

    This does not ring a bell. Sorry.

    Blessings to you!

  4. Joel says:

    Hi good4U,

    I will be getting your address to send you one for free. Thanks again for your help in early reviews.

    Bless you!

  5. Hey Joel, just ordered and can’t wait! I have “Islamic Antichrist”, “Mideast Beast”, and “When a Jew Rules the World” and have enjoyed them all. But more importantly, it has reshaped my thinking and study of future events with regards to whom the beast power might be. Plus, it has allowed me to share those thoughts with others who never even considered the possibility of a non-European scenario. You have certainly opened my eyes and allowed me to do the same for others.

    Thanks for all you do.

  6. Jeanne T. says:

    I preordered the book yesterday, and am really looking forward to reading it!

  7. good4u says:

    Hi Joel!

    It was my great pleasure and honor to assist in any way possible as little as it was from my point of view. But knowing you, I just bet you used the title “Epilogue” for that last chapter of your book. Ha, ha, ha! Much to my literary chagrin and embarrassment, but God is faithful who can take our faults and use them to His glory in any case. If you want you may reach me on Twitter since I follow you and will give you the information you need there. It is very gracious of you and thank you kindly.


  8. Howard says:

    Great trailer, Joel! I have a pile of books waiting to be read; what to do! I’m sure I’ll get around to this one.

    Blessings to you and yours this 2017, a year of convergence.

  9. giles says:

    AT LAST!!!!!!

  10. Patrick Hutton says:

    Hi Joel,

    Looking forward to the Kindle version.

  11. Jeremy McGuire says:

    Your scholarship is always impeccable, Joel. Really looking forward to this newest book! Also, wanted to thank you for your recommendation a few months ago of the book Future Israel. Exactly what I was looking for to navigate interactions with believers of the reformed theology/covenant theology mindset. It continues to amaze me that some forms of Christianity can disinherit the Jews from the Biblical land promises.

  12. Joel says:


    Thrilled you are appreciating Future Israel and finding it useful. Truly a classic work. Love Horner.


  13. Obed says:

    A much awaited and looked for book. Thank you Joel for your hard work and labor in providing us with what I’m sure is another great book on the Islamic endtime perspective.

  14. Joel says:

    Hi Obed,

    Good to hear from you brother. Yes, it has been a long time coming indeed.

  15. Gary says:

    Very glad to see the research published on this subject, Joel! Seen various videos on you tube taking this position concerning Mystery Babylon but haven’t seen a published book. Looking forward in getting a copy of this. I noticed in the promotional video of the book that Tom Horn quotes his review of the book. Very interesting.

  16. Chris Martin says:


    When will the book be available in audio format? Thanks for your scholarly work!

  17. Joel says:

    The Audio CD will be available I believe February 7.

  18. Derek Millar says:

    Joel,will it be available on Kindle?

  19. Tom says:

    Loved the 2 min. video intro to the book. Very convincing!

  20. Adam H says:

    Joel Richardson,

    You’ve got it 100% correct on mystery Babylon and its location. I hope many will read your book. What are your thoughts on Baghdadi being a candidate for the son of perdition?

  21. Joel says:

    Hi Adam,

    Baghdadi? I wouldn’t give him a chance. The Antichrist seems to emerge as a man pretending peace. And I expect his tea body to be found sometime this year. I could be wrong. God knows best.

  22. linda keyes says:

    Well Joel, this one will take some munching! A slow one I think:-)

    Some of your readers may find this brilliant five minute video by Mr Dershowitz useful on the issue of Israel’s legality. It’s simple but concise.

  23. linda keyes says:

    Sorry forgot to post it.

  24. TM says:

    Count me in as one also waiting for this book to come out. Obviously, those who have read your books know your thoughts on Mecca, but it will be nice reading your full explanation as to why it is that city and not the other cities.

    I will be transparent here- not to long ago I believed it was NYC because it seemed to fit many of the verses in chapters 17 and 18 and of course, this city houses the United Nations. However, this interpretation had some holes too. But now, I’m all in with the Mideast Beast and Harlot coming out of Islam countries. Can’t wait Joel.

  25. Jeff Marshall says:

    Hey Joel,
    On the audio CD format of the book (audiobook), will it be you reading the book or some studio voice guy? I have bought many audiobooks over the years (always driving from Account to Account all day for work), but have found I prefer ones where the author reads his own book. I bought Piper’s peculiar glory & took it back right away when some monotone guy started reading what should have been heard IMHO in Piper’s own passion & pathos. 😊 But, that’s me, so thought I’d ask. Either way, I ordered a hard copy & your writing is always a blessing to the one wanting real research, rarely common known historical events & explanations.
    Thanks for being a Blessing to the Body of Christ,

  26. Joel says:

    No not me. Some reader.

  27. Mo Dardinger says:

    Do you have a mailing list, Joel? I just found out about this new book of yours through an email from Armageddon Books. So I was wondering why there hadn’t been an email from you, too. Perhaps I just missed it?

    In any event, the honey-lamb and I will look forward to reading this new book and to watching the two new DVDs, which we have also just ordered here. Thanks for your insights.

    I hope we can bring you out to teach at another prophecy conference again someday. So far we have only the two conferences “in the can” and don’t have either edited and ready for release just yet.

  28. Joel says:

    Hi Mo,

    Good to hear from you. I do not have a mailing list just yet. This year. Hopefully soon.

    Bless you!

  29. Jerry says:

    Hello Joel, My wife and I love and appreciate all your books and all you do. Thank you so much. Ordered this new one yesterday. Do you recommend any other contemporary/like-minded writers? God bless you. ~Jerry

  30. Troy Geddes says:

    Hey Joel;

    Off topic a bit. But is it not an echo… what is happening in the UN with the black list they are making for those who buy, sell, do business with the “occupied” territory. Sounds a little like wording associated with Revelation 12 and 13! Just an observation..

    and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six

  31. N. says:

    Hello Joel,

    God bless you, I can’t wait to get the book.
    Joel about 3 years ago, reading Daniel and Revelation and going back and forth,it
    hit me that is wasn’t the Vatican. I knew than that it was Islam. I come from a very loving church but they teach it’s Rome, but you can’t say anything cause they are so fixed in Rome that they won’t have an open mind. Anyway I knew there had to be others who believed it wasn’t Rome so I did my research online and that’s how I found you. I believe what you are saying and I’m listening. May God guide your steps and protect you. Keep doing a great work.

  32. Joel says:

    Hi Jerry,

    I have tons of books I am happy to recommend. It depends on what topic you are wanting to read about.

    Bless you!

  33. Jerry Epps says:

    Hi Joel, I didn’t meant to be vague. I’m interested in authors, or websites that speak to very similar topics as you do. Islamic Empire/Antichrist, the millennium, mystery Babylon. As much or more than that, I’m interested in teachers and authors that you believe in and have your kind of integrity. I have all your books and videos but find searching for alternate sources frustrating. Many websites and books have a strange “Marvel Comics” look and feel and are just hard to believe in. …Rome centered, or strange numerology. Or just strange.
    I just really appreciate your educated, diligent and level-headed approach and wanted to know who you recommend.
    Thank you again, ~Jerry

  34. Joel says:

    Hi Jerry,

    There is an increasing number of books which hold t the Islamic end time theory. Mark Davidson has some books on Daniel that you may enjoy. He and I have some matters we agree on and some that we are slightly differ. As for the millennium, I highly recommend getting some older works by JC Ryle and Adolph Saphir and David Barron. Samuel Whitefileds’s new book One King, on Israel is excellent. King. Dalton’s older book The Time of Jacob’s Trouble is worth hunting down. Its presently out of print. Nelson Walter’s books are great. There are so many others.

  35. N. says:

    Hello Joel

    Speaking of the Islamic Empire, I just found a link that indicates that the image spoken of, in Daniel 2 and 7 should not have the empires of the European(He does mentions who should). Just like you and many of us here believe Biblical history is always centered around the Middle East. He also believes the fourth empire is Islam, Very good read, I wonder if I can paste the link here, but don’t know if it’s allow, so I won’t.
    Let me know if you are interested and I will send you the link.

  36. Joel says:

    Sure, I’m happy to look at it.

  37. N. says:

    Sorry I meant “can I paste the link here”, I ready want know what you think of it?

  38. N says:

    Hello Joel,
    Here is the link I was talking about, would love to know what you think?

    Many Blessings,

  39. Joel says:

    Gotcha. I would disagree with this author. I see no reason not to see Greece as the third. They do get the Islamic Empire correct though. I could be wrong and of course, God knows best. Blessings.

  40. N says:

    Thank you Joel!

    Yes God knows best.

    Thought it was interesting, God will show us more when the day gets near.

    Joe when will your book come out on Kindle?

  41. N says:

    Oh Thank you! Got it! will start reading tonight!

  42. Adam says:


    Have you had a chance to read Ken Johnson’s, or anyone else for that matter, book on Gad the Seer? I do not agree with much of his commentary. The book itself is interesting only because of its symbolism and metaphors for prophecy if accurate and true. Would love to know what you think of it’s end time prophecy. And it’s mention of Edom who sits in a country north of the sea (Turkey?)

    On a side note, I expect your new book in 2 days. Looking forward to it.

  43. Joel says:

    I have not read it. My understanding of this book of Gad however is that is there is almost no scholarly consensus that it could be legitimate. It is quite interesting none the less. The idea that it speaks of the pre-trib rapture of course is highly dubious. Most pre-trib teachers such as Dr. Thomas Ice will even admit that this is a doctrine that has been essentially “hidden” in the Bible and not overtly taught.

  44. prismsplay says:

    My first introduction to the idea that Mecca is Mystery Babylon was Section VII of the 2010 edition of “God’s War on Terror” by Walid Shoebat. I later read the 2011 book “Islam: The Cloak of Antichrist” by Jack Smith, which views the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as Mystery Babylon, hardly even mentioning Mecca itself. Now I study the 2017 book “Mystery Babylon” by Joel Richardson. Since a Sunni-Shia war might alter the political control of Mecca prior to the rise of Antichrist, with prophesied evils of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continuing, Mecca should be the core focus, and in “Mystery Babylon” it is.

  45. Chris says:


    I’ve started reading the book and skimmed through the rest. I was hoping it would talk more about Edom, Tyre, Nineveh, etc. Revelation 17-18 alludes to passages in the prophets that originally were about these ancient places/nations. My question is how are Tyre, Edom, Nineveh, etc. related to Mystery Babylon? You and Walid Shoebat got me thinking along the lines that many prophecies against ancient nations are future prophecies against the nation located in that place (i.e. Moab = Jordan). How does this work with, say, Tyre in Ezekiel? Is it a type of Mecca/Saudi Arabia divorced from the location of modern Lebanon? In other words, it cannot be both a prophecy against modern-day Lebanon and against Mecca/Saudi Arabia at the same time. What is the nature of Edom, Tyre, Nineveh’s relationship to Mystery Babylon? I’ve been puzzling over this for some time.

  46. Joel says:

    Hi Chris,

    I address that in the chapter on literal Babylon. In brief, Revelation 17-18 draws from passages that describe the judgment of Tyre, Nineveh etc. Their ancient judgment was a foreshadow of the last days Babylon.


  47. Jim Ratajski says:

    Bought on Kindle. Read it yesterday. Put a review on Amazon.

    Great work Joel! Thank you so much!

  48. Joel says:

    Thanks so much Jim. I really appreciate it. And thanks to everyone else who has written reviews.

    Blessings to you!

  49. Hello Joel,
    Have just downloaded your new Book and am so looking forward to reading, I am so glad you have these Blogs as so much ground can be covered very quickly.
    I encourage you in your walk and presentations, you have come such a long way since I first started listening and watching you over 12 years ago.May you continue to be guided by Gods word and His Holy Spirit.
    Cant wait to see what is in your Book. I just did a short Blog on the Antichrist not that long ago and find it very interesting.
    Shalom Brother in Christ

  50. Joel says:

    Hi David,

    Thanks for the encouragement. Its been quite a ride.


  51. Rick Knight says:

    I’m near the end of the book. GREAT!!! Thank you for your work.

    I’ve been asking Nelson Waters about how to get the American church to awaken to a soon coming tribulation (I think within the next three to four years.) kicked off by the Islamic Antichrist. I would love to hear your thoughts.

    Look out for a very strong reaction to our new president coming from “Mystery Babylon”. Of course it will come in ways that will be hard to tie directly to them. But his Christian leanings and swamp draining is going to be viewed as destructive to all things Islamic.

    Very, very interesting times. Keep preaching the Word.

  52. N says:

    Hello Joel!
    Happy Sabbath, I’m reading your book and I find it fascinating. I was wondering if you thought of the kings of Saudi Arabia? So far there has been 6 kings since 1932 the current one is king Salman the 7th, any connection on these Kings? Just wondering if these are the kings of the 7 heads in Rev.17, One more to come, just curious.

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