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Roman Merchants Markets (Revelation 18.15-17a)

"The merchants who sold these things and gained their wealth from her will stand far off, terrified at her torment. They will weep and mourn and cry out, 'Woe! Woe to you, great city, dressed in fine linen, purple and scarlet, and glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls! In one hour such great wealth has been brought to ruin!'" (Revelation 18.15-17a)✞

Wealth

Colosseum in RomeThe Roman merchants' markets were failing and the dealers were grieving. They were bewailing the loss of both the markets and their profits. The Roman markets collapse was the end John of Patmos was anticipating. And he was right, for "a society built on wealth, on wantonness, on pride, on callousness to human life and personality is necessarily doomed, even from the human point of view."

"Roman Merchants Markets"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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