In Daniel 2 we read about four pagan empires of which the fourth is yet to come. The largest of these was also Nebuchanedzar’s first empire and had Babylon as its capital. But Babylon also occupied a prominent place in the two subsequent empires of Persia and Greece / Macedonia. In the last world empire, Babylon on the Euphrates again occupies a prominent place. We read this in Zechariah 5:11 when Israel builds a house on the Euphrates. Is this house a World Trade Center? In Revelation 17 and 18 we read many references to the prophecies of Jeremiah 25, 50, 51. We also read twice about the Euphrates. This is again about Babylon. If, according to Plato, Atlantis was a mighty empire that was in the middle of the sea, then we cannot ignore Babylon that, according to Revelation 17: 1-5, is also in the middle of the sea. The ten kings of Atlantis could not exist before the time of the Gentiles anyway. In Genesis 13 the first Gentile kings appear but they were local kings like Job (Jobab) was also a king of Edom. When we talk about kings of a world empire, we don’t need to search for Atlantis in history before Nebuchanedzar’s first empire. Before that time, there were no pagan empires with kings. And certainly not with the same idols mentioned in the Bible, such as Astarte (Athena), Baal Tsafon (Zeus), Dagon (Poseidon). Other options for Atlantis such as South America, Antarctica, Papua New Guinea or the Azores are thus automatically excluded as candidates for Atlantis. It is true that for the first World Empire we encounter “types” of Atlantis in the Bible. Crete was such a type because its inhabitants, the Philistines, worshiped their idol Dagon. He was Poseidon. Tyrus in Lebanon was another type of Atlantis, as was the city of Enoch mentioned in Genesis 4 that existed before the Flood. The discovery of a pyramid on the seabed near the Azores does not show that Atlantis was here but that we are dealing with a type of Atlantis and yet another expression of a worldwide Baal-Tsafon worship. If “Babylon” place and direction do not match with Plato’s desciption, this is because things were mirrored and inverted. The western location was nothing more than the Greek underworld.
– leon elshout