New Defender's Study Bible Notes
5:11 land of Shinar. “Shinar” is Babel, where Nimrod first built his great anti-God empire based upon pantheistic evolutionism and idolatrous covetousness, thence to become the earth’s “mother of harlots” (Revelation 17:5). In the last days, this Babylonian system of anti-God commercialism—perhaps apostate religion and political union of the Gentile nations will swiftly, on “wind-borne wings,” as it were, be carried back to its ancient home in Babylon. Babylon will then quickly be reestablished as the world’s center of government, culture and commerce, the capital of the Beast. See notes on Revelation 17 and 18. Babylon has already been partially rebuilt by the Iraqi government.