Babylon (בבל, bbl; Βαβυλων, Babylōn; Akkadian: Bab-iliu; “the gate of god[s]”). The cultural and political center of Mesopotamia during much of the second and first millennia bc. Located in modern-day Iraq along one branch of the Euphrates River, about 59 miles southwest of Baghdad and 6 miles northeast
Babylon, Culture of
Babel, Tower of, Critical Issues
Babel, Tower of, Critical Issues Examines hypotheses for the origin, date, and composition of the Tower of Babel story (Gen 11:1–9).