RARA-AVIS: Re: Freezer Burn

From: Dick Lochte ( dlochte@gmail.com)
Date: 15 Jun 2006

Re the musings on Whore of Babylon, I don't profess to be any kind of Biblical scholar, but here's some dialogue from my April '07 novel, Croaked!
(an at least semi-noir mystery set in a 60s men's magazine):

"Nearly everybody misquotes the apostle John," Archbishop Hewitt said. "What he wrote was not 'whore of Babylon' but 'whore named Babylon.'" Buckley paused in the midst of lighting his cigar to look at him blankly.
"If that's the punch line, I don't get it."
"It's not ha-ha funny," Hewitt said. "Religious scholars have come to assume that John was speaking in code. The 'whore named Babylon' was a reference to the city of Rome, not to a woman."

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