Babylon’s Great Punishment (Day 76)

Read Jeremiah 51:20-44
   Grain was threshed on a threshing floor, where sheaves were brought from the field. The stalks of grain were distributed on the floor, a large level section of hard ground. There the grain was crushed to separate the kernels from the stalk; then the kernels were beaten with a wooden tool. Sometimes a wooden sledge was pulled over the grain by animals to break the kernels loose. Babylon would soon be threshed as God judged it for its sins. 
   Cyrus took Babylon by surprise by diverting the river that ran through the city far upstream and walking beneath the city’s fortifications on the dry riverbed. Also, Babylon was deprived of life-giving water and unlike Jerusalem, Babylon will not be restored.