The last section of Isaiah 14 appears to refer to nation-states, specifically Babylon and Assyria. What I’m about to propose is something new: I suggest that the entire chapter is directed at those nations and the entity worshiped as the father of their gods: “I will rise up against them,”
Enlil was the chief god of Mesopotamia for more than a thousand years. His “reign” began with the rise of the Akkadian empire in the twenty-fourth century BC. But if we look farther back in history, we may find another hint at this god’s arrogance and a very clear message from God that he will not be allowed out of the abyss before the appointed time.
BELOW YOUR feet is a nightmare world that holds creatures of unimaginable power and unspeakable evil. Filmmaker Justen Faull, writer/producer/director of the forthcoming film The Hollow Earth Chronicles: The Dark Chambers, explains how the concept of a hollow earth inspired some of the worst crimes against humanity in recent history.