Zechariah 5:5-11

Zechariah 5:5‑11  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 7
The seventh vision is that of “the Ephah with the woman sitting in it.” This is a picture of wickedness, or lawlessness. It is hidden—the woman in the ephah— and it is borne to the land of Shinar, its base, where it began its course. This we know; for Nimrod was the first great representative of the wicked or the lawless one, who is to be destroyed in the day of the Lord. This “wickedness” is hidden as here in an “ephah,” or, as in Matthew 13, in “three measures of meal”—hidden, I may say, under a profession, as of the religion of Israel, or of the name of Christendom. But it is really Babylon at the end as at the beginning, “the land of Shinar”; as we again see in Revelation 17, and many other Scriptures.