Zechariah 5: Reference to America?


Zechariah 5:7 And,behold,therewas lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman ” lewd lady liberty” that sitteth in the midst of the ephah. Zechariah 5:8 And he said,this is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof. Zechariah 5:11 And he said unto me,To build it an house in the land of Shinar: [Shin~Nun~Ayin~Resh] and it shall be established and set there upon “her” own base. “Shinar” has some “eerie” similarities with America. For instance, Nun~Shin~Resh spells nshar meaning “eagle”. America’s symbolic emblem is the bald eagle. Shin~Resh spells sar meaning chief,head,ruler Nun~Resh spells Ner ” lamp” Shin~Ayin~Resh spells shaar meaning gate,opening, port Shin~Ayin~Nun spells shaan verb meaning to support one’s self Shin~Nun spells shen meaning ivory,tooth, commerce. America is a lamp, torch, beacon of light radiating “freedom”. The eagle represents the nations ability to soar,rising above obstacles and oppression. Continuity through commerce allows for a stronger economy. Working to support oneself ensures stability and independence. Immigrants from across the globe have entered into our “ports of call” seeking refuge and restoration from aggression and repression. Howbeit, then, has America become a sewer system of filth,perversion and sickening sin? Is America the prophetic “Shinar”? Woe Woe wicked eagle nation!



  1. According to the commentaries Shinar is a reference to Babylonia. Having said that, there is no reason why it cannot be a reference to the “Babylonia of our days” which is America. The consolation is that, if it is America, ultimately the truth will prevail and the whole world will recognize God’s Majesty.

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