Conclusion – By Albert Maschernoi
The Vatican (STATO DELLA CITTÁ DEL VATICANO), which means City-State of prophecy, is the woman of Revelation 17, Jezebel, the apostate harlot, the mother universal church, the persecutor of the saints that sits on 7 hills in Rome & claims authority over the kings of the earth.
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According to the Catholic Encyclopedia online:
“The territory on the right bank of the Tiber between Monte Mario & Gianicolo (Janiculum) was known to antiquity as the Ager Vaticanus & owing to its marshy character, the low-lying portion of this district enjoyed an ill repute. The origin of the name Vaticanus is uncertain; some claim that the name comes from a vanished Etruscan town called Vaticum.” [Ager in Latin means land]
However, according to a Vatican curator:
“The Vatican Hill takes it name from the Latin word Vaticanus, a vaticiniis ferendis, in allusion to the oracles, or Vaticinia, which were anciently delivered here.”
Aulus Gellius, writing in the 2nd century, also said the word Vatican was derived from the word vaticinia, or prophecies, in his Attic Nights, book 16, chapter 17.
Research the word Vatican in many Latin – English / English – Latin dictionaries, or encyclopedias, & you will likely find that Vatican City & St. Peter’s Basilica of the Roman Catholic Church were built upon what was called in Latin vaticanus mons or vaticanus collis. The words mons & collis mean hill or mountain. You will also find in the dictionaries that the words vatic / vates / vatis all relate to prophecy as shown here:Note that there are 5 words listed above containing “vatic” & all relate to prophecy. The word “vatic” & its association to prophecy can even be found in a standard English dictionary:
And here is what you would find in a Latin – English dictionary for the suffix -anus:
Vaticanus then is a combination of Vatic + anus, just as Romanus is a combination of Rome + anus. Therefore, vaticanus collis or vaticanus mons mean “the prophetic hill or mountain”, which can be rephrased as the hill or mountain of prophecy. The word Vatican is just a shortened form of the word Vaticanus, just like Claudian is a shortened form of Claudianus, as shown above. This association of the Vatican w/prophecy is even confirmed by this recent Catholic book: Incredible Book of Vatican Facts and Papal Curiosities, by Nino Lo Bello, Liguori Publications, Copyright 1998, ISBN 0-7648-0171-6, page 135.
Where does the word “Vatican” come from & what does it mean?
The word derives from the Latin vates, which means “tellers of the future.” This name was the name given to a hillside on the west bank of the Tiber River in Rome bc daily lineups of fortunetellers used to hawk their “wares” there to passersby on the street. In the 14th century, when the papacy was returned to Rome from Avignon (France), the present-day Vatican became the residence of the popes & the word came to refer to the enclave in the middle of Rome that had become the seat of the Roman Catholic Church.
Here is a verse from the Latin Vulgate Bible & King James as an example of the use of vatic (emphasis is mine):
12 et intellexi quod Deus non misisset eum sed quasi vaticinans locutus esset ad me et Tobia et Sanaballat conduxissent eum
Neh 6:12 And, lo, I perceived that God had not sent him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.
Now, note the following coins minted in Vatican City from 1955 to 1965 under 3 Popes. The inscription on the reverse side of the coin reads in Italian “CITTÁ DEL VATICANO”, which as we can now see, means City of Prophecy:
|CITTÁ DEL VATICANO – CITY OF PROPHECY|
Pope Pius the 12th – 1958
Pope John the 23rd – 1959
Pope Paul the 6th – 1963
And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth. – Rev 17:18
There is also a woman on the reverse side & at her feet is her title, FIDES, which means faith. This woman is symbolic of the Roman Catholic faith, or Roman Catholic Church.
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