There are several Bible verses which clearly articulate that Jerusalem , ( whose house was prophesied by Jesus to become desolate ) , is Revelation 17:5's MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT , THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH ; the abomination of desolation . In the rebuilt temple the Jewish antichrist , ( who does not regard the God of his fathers ) , will blaspheme God , proclaiming that he himself is God . He will rejoice to see Revelation 11's two candlestick witnesses , ( one of whom must be Elijah , as was John the Baptist ) , decapitated . Revelation 11:7 states that " their dead bodies shall lie in the streets of that great city , which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt , where also our Lord was crucified ." For all practical purposes , Jesus was crucified in Jerusalem . Here in this verse he calls Jerusalem Sodom and Egypt . This is the only city in the world wherein was found Revelation 18:10's " blood of prophets , and of saints , and of all that were slain upon the earth ." God's servants have been Jews . Revelation 19:2 tells of the wrath that God will pour out upon the great whore " which did corrupt the earth with her fornication and hath avenged the blood of his servants . " It has been Pharisaical Jews who killed God's prophets and servants . God will avenge the blood of his servants via the city that killed them ; Jerusalem . An exhaustive cross reference study of one of those old trustworthy King James Bibles will buttress the point others have left a paper trail to find .