On the harlot's forehead a name was written, Mystery, great Babylon, the mother of the harlots, and of the abominations of the whole earth. (Rev 17:5).
The Covenant of YHVH consists of blessings and curses. The curse always involves expulsion from the Covenant Land. We are informed in the 28th chapter of Deuteronomy that the punishment for not keeping the Covenant of the Torah is exile. We read, "YHVH will bring you... to a nation which you have not known... and there you shall worship other gods, of wood and stone." (Deu 28:36). Isaiah describes this exile as “dwelling in the land of the shadow of death” (see the Sidebar to the right). Adam was told that in the day he ate of the “tree of the knowledge of good mixed with evil” he would die (Gen 2:17). On the day that Adam disobeyed “YHVH Elohim sent him forth from the garden of Eden” (Gen 3:23), and Adam was considered dead (expatriated). Cain's punishment for killing Abel was also exile, which he regarded as a death penalty (Gen 4:14).